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The Broad's 5th Anniversary: Kara Walker
Jul 18 - Dec 31, 2020
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Overview

In celebration of The Broad's fifth anniversary, the museum will dedicate its first and third floor galleries to a series of free exhibitions and in-depth, single-artist presentations in a unique, rolling sequence beginning February 8 until early 2021 that includes deep dives into the work of icons of American postwar art and 1960s pop, key artists of the 1980s New York and Los Angeles art scenes, and works by important figures of the 1990s to the present day.

An in-depth installation of Kara Walker opening July 18 features all nine artworks by the artist in the Broad collection, including five on view for the first at The Broad.

The Broad will debut a new acquisition by Walker in the artist’s installation, The White Power ‘Gin / Machine to Harvest the Nativist Instinct for Beneficial Uses to Border Crossers Everywhere (2019), a work on paper that includes a large triptych and a series of 12 small drawings. In the work, Walker develops a narrative of a laboratory where white bodies are drained of racist thinking; their racism is harvested and repurposed as energy to benefit “Border Crossers Everywhere.”
 

The Broad's 5th Anniversary Year Exclusive Sponsor East West Bank


Highlighted Artwork

Kara Walker
2009
cut paper on wall
71 x 312 in. (180.34 x 792.48 cm)
Kara Walker
1996
watercolor and ink on paper
Kara Walker
1998
cut paper on wall
120 x 240 in. (304.8 x 609.6 cm)
Kara Walker
1998
coffee and gouache on paper
52 1/2 x 97 in. (133.35 x 246.38 cm)
Artwork Image of Kara Walker's •	The White Power ‘Gin / Machine to Harvest the Nativist Instinct for Beneficial Uses to Border Crossers Everywhere (2019)
The White Power ‘Gin / Machine to Harvest the Nativist Instinct for Beneficial Uses to Border Crossers Everywhere
Kara Walker
2019
Soft pastel, charcoal and oil stick on paper; graphite and ink on paper
Triptych: 86.75 x 72 in. each element (86.75 x 216 in. overall); 12 works on paper, vertical and horizontal: 13.125 x 9.5 in.

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