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In anticipation of the museum opening, The Broad is holding talks around Los Angeles featuring cultural leaders and artists whose work in the Broad collections explores contemporary and controversial themes like politics, society, race and identity.

Find information, video and audio from past programs in The Un-Private Collection series.

The Un-Private Collection: Kara Walker and Ava DuVernay

10/11/2014 | 2:00 p.m.
$12 - All tickets are sold out
The Writers Guild Theater
135 South Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills

Kara Walker photo by Sari Goodfriend

On October 11, Kara Walker, whose work depicts the utter depravity of the antebellum South with unflinching clarity, will be in conversation with Ava DuVernay, filmmaker and winner of the 2012 Sundance Best Director Award. Two of the most celebrated artists working today use narratives drawn from real life experiences to tell important stories from the perspective of African-American women. The recent success of Kara Walker's Sugar Baby installation at the Domino Sugar factory in Brooklyn and Ava DuVernay's much anticipated film Selma are bringing difficult yet vital American histories to a wide-ranging public. This dialogue will be an opportunity to hear insights on their art making across the disciplines of visual art and filmmaking.

This talk is now sold out. Enter-to-win a pair of VIP tickets!

This talk will be streamed live here on October 11. A full video of the talk will also be available after the program. 

View works by Kara Walker in the collections