UP CLOSE: Kara Walker

Associate Curator Sarah Loyer discusses artist Kara Walker and a new acquisition by Walker called The White Power ‘Gin I Machine to Harvest the Nativist Instinct for Beneficial Uses to Border Crossers Everywhere (2019). In this work, Walker imagines harvesting racist anxieties and fears with a patented machine.

Featuring The Broad’s curators, Up Close is a series that takes a deeper look at artists and works in the Broad collection, which is notable for the exceptional depth of its holdings and dedication to the full arc of artists’ careers.

Browse Walker’s works in the Broad collection at https://www.thebroad.org/art/kara-walker.

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