Celebrating Black History Month: Kara Walker

“The artist is best known for exploring the raw intersection of race, gender, and sexuality through her iconic, silhouetted figures. Walker unleashes the traditionally proper Victorian medium of the silhouette directly onto the walls of the gallery, creating a theatrical space in which her unruly cut-paper characters fornicate and inflict violence on one another.” – Art21

Watch a video of writer Roxanne Gay explaining her fascination with Kara Walker’s Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem, an artwork that now hangs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Click here to view more videos about Kara Walker.

These videos were submitted by Mrs. Taylor & Mr. Scandling.

Who has inspired you? In celebration of Black History Month, the OICL Task Force invites you to share or film a short video about someone who is important to you. Please send your submission to OICL & Ms. White with a short introduction to the video and/or the person featured in it, and we’ll include it in a future Bulletin post!