Kara Walker Disrupts the Visual History of the Civil War in New Exhibition
by Allison Robinson and Ksenia M. Soboleva
The artist Kara Walker's 2005 series of prints merged the historical illustrations that shaped Americans' understanding of the Civil War in its immediate aftermath and in the 1890s with her original subversive take on the tradition of silhouette art to highlight the erasure of Black experiences of war. Two curators are putting Walker's work in context in a new exhibition.
Echoes of slavery in giant sphinx made out of sugar at Domino Sugar Factory
The Sugar Sphinx is modeled after a caricature of an African-American woman and appears naked, crouching forward, and coated with sugar.
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