Spotlight Seminar: Kara Walker and Kerry James Marshall
Kara Walker and Kerry James Marshall are the focus of this fall’s small-group seminar with Ann Wiklund. Both have roots in California and are past winners of the MacArthur Foundation’s “Genius” Award. Walker currently teaches at Columbia University and is known for her highly provocative black silhouettes that dramatize the violence between slaves and slave owners. Marshall, who currently lives in Chicago, renders graphically styled scenes of urban and suburban scenes and references to African American folk art and popular culture. Widely collected by museums, Walker and Marshall challenge stereotypes of African American life, bringing painting into the political arena.