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Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power at the Crocker

Kara Walker, "Pastoral," wall painting in black, 1999, collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer. According to the Crocker Art Museum, "Pastoral portrays the metaphorical 'black sheep' as an ambiguous hybrid that is 'part human, part animal, part black and part white.' "
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Artist Kara Walker’s deftly cut paper silhouettes are used to explain her narrative in a poignant show, “Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power,” currently on view at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. As one …

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