Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)

"Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta, from 'Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)"
Kara Walker, "Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta, from 'Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)", 2005, Offset lithography and silkscreen on Somerset Textured paper, 39 x 59 in., Stephen B. Lawrence and Bette Batchelor Memorial Acquisition Funds
Kara Walker, Photo: Ari Marcopoulos
 Kara Walker, Photo: Ari Marcopoulos,
Kara Walker "Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)" portfolio, 2005, Offset lithography and silkscreen on Somerset Textured paper, Installation view, Pace Prints, New York, 2013, Photo: Pace Prints © Kara Walker
 Kara Walker "Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)" portfolio, 2005, Offset lithography and silkscreen on Somerset Textured paper, Installation view, Pace Prints, New York, 2013, Photo: Pace Prints © Kara Walker,
Kara Walker "Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)" portfolio, 2005, Offset lithography and silkscreen on Somerset Textured paper, Installation view, Pace Prints, New York, 2013, Photo: Pace Prints © Kara Walker
 Kara Walker "Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)" portfolio, 2005, Offset lithography and silkscreen on Somerset Textured paper, Installation view, Pace Prints, New York, 2013, Photo: Pace Prints © Kara Walker,

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)

William L. and Bette Batchelor Gallery

Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) considers experiences of racism toward African Americans that were absent or only alluded to in historical representations of the Civil War. Created in collaboration with the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, New York, each print in the portfolio is an enlargement of a woodcut plate from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Chicago, 1866), overlaid with Walker’s silkscreen cutout figures rendered in solid black silhouette.

This exhibition launches the Museum’s 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA initiative, in which all exhibitions will be dedicated to female artists, in honor of the centennial of women’s suffrage in America. Read more.

Artist Bio

New York-based artist Kara Walker is best known for her candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality, and violence through silhouetted figures that have appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide. Read more.


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Sponsors:

Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) is part of 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA presented by Stanley Black and Decker with additional support provided by Bank of America.

Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) is made possible by the generosity of the Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust. Programming is made possible by Connecticut Humanities.

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