Members' Reception and Exhibition Preview
WHEN: Friday, September 14, 7:30–9 p.m.
WHEN: Family Member Preview Reception, Sunday, September 16, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
WHERE: Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., Montclair
KARA WALKER: VIRGINIA’S LYNCH MOB AND OTHER WORKS
This exhibition showcases MAM’s collection of significant works by prominent contemporary artist Kara Walker, with her iconic large-scale silhouette cut out Virginia’s Lynch Mob (1998) as the centerpiece. Spanning her career from 1998 to 2017, it features works in a variety of media, providing a context for understanding Walker’s key themes, which candidly investigate ongoing issues of race, gender, class, sexuality, and violence in American history and culture. The exhibition is organized by Guest Curator Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, associate professor of American Art, University of Pennsylvania, with the assistance of Gail Stavitsky, MAM chief curator.
ALSO ON VIEW:
TOP: Kara Walker (b. 1969) Virginia’s Lynch Mob, 1998 Cut paper and adhesive wall installation. Installation dimensions variable; approx. 112 x 444 in. Museum Purchase; Centennial Fund 2016.9 © Kara Walker, courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.
BOTTOM: Detail of Ben Jones: Envision Empower Embrace, 2018. Photograph courtesy of Peter Jacobs