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

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Daily, Now - March 11, 2018
From: 11:30 AM to 07:00 PM

Kara Walker daringly uses and reimagines 19th century portraits to confront observers with racial inequalities and injustices. In this exhibit, you can experience Walker’s thought-provoking interpretations, in which she overlays stenciled figures on original scenes depicted in Harper’s in an 1866 anthology of the Civil War. Walker’s images will be displayed next to the original prints, showing her approach to history and how the present affects our understanding of the past, and vice versa.

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Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & G St. NW,
Washington, DC 20004
Penn Quarter/Chinatown


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