Kara WalkerOpening Spring 2023
In the spring of 2023, Glenstone will present a selection of artworks by Kara Walker (American, b. 1969) in Room 1 of the Pavilions and outdoors. The works on view will span many elements of Walker’s multifaceted practice, including drawing, collage, sculpture, and performance. In Room 1 of the Pavilions, two large-scale drawings will be exhibited: A Reduction (2020) and Sketch for an American Comic Opera with 20th century Race Riots (2012). Together, the works-on-paper demonstrate the range and breadth of Walker’s exploration of the medium, from her signature collages and silhouettes to sweeping graphite narratives. Later in the spring, Glenstone will mount Walker’s dynamic sculpture, The Katastwóf Karavan (2017). The fully operational steam calliope will be activated by the artist and Jason Moran in a limited run performance.