Kara Walker exhibit opens at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
Jan. 16, 2014
Writer Alex Notman of the Eugene Weekly reports on the upcoming Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art exhibit Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power.  She details how the "burden" of racial history inspires Kara Walker's "elegant, complex and challenging silhouettes depicting the horrors of the antebellum South."  The article also shows a selection of the 60 pieces on show, loaned to the museum by the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.  

Collector Jordan D. Schnitzer says, "Kara Walker is, I think, the preeminent African-American artist working today... (she) has the guts to reach inside her heart and pull out her history.”