[From Wikipedia] Kara Walker is a contemporary African American artist who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence and identity in her work. She is best known for her room-size tableaux of black cut-paper silhouettes.
[From Art Institute website] The Leadership Advisory Committee and the Department of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago present artist Kara Walker in conversation with Lisa Dorin, associate curator of contemporary art. The conversation is followed by an exclusive preview of Walker’s new installation Rise Up Ye Mighty Race! in the Art Institute’s Modern Wing at 7:00.
Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for members and $5 for students. More information here: http://www.artic.edu/event/kara-walker-conversation
[From Beth] As a former art history major, I'm dying to check out this exhibit and would love to have a few people join me! We can meet a few minutes beforehand and gather so we can go in together. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance so that they don't sell out! Tickets go on sale January 22.