Kara Walker

born Stockton, CA 1969
Stockton, California, United States
Active in
  • Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • American


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Celebrating the Lucelia Artist Award, 2001 – 2006
September 20, 2007June 21, 2008
The Lucelia Artist Award, established in 2001, has been an important new initiative at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The award annually recognizes an exceptional American artist younger than 50. The recipient is selected by a distinguished panel of jurors who nominate artists whose work they consider emblematic of this period in contemporary art.
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November 11, 2011March 11, 2012
Multiplicity features 83 works from the museum’s permanent collection by such outstanding contemporary artists as John Baldessari, John Cage, Vija Celmins, Chuck Close, R. Luke DuBois, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Julie Mehretu, Martin Puryear, Susan Rothenberg, Kiki Smith, and Kara Walker. The concept of making multiple images from the same matrix has been integral to printmaking ever since the earliest prints were pulled from woodblocks and metal plates in the fifteenth century. Each impression is considered to be an original work of art.
Silhouette over Harper's print
Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)
October 13, 2017March 11, 2018
This exhibition of prints from SAAM’s collection features the artist’s provocative take on the Civil War.