Kara Walker Summit: Existing in Silhouette

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Saturday October 2

1:30 PM  –  5:30 PM

This event is exclusively for college-aged Black women only.

Join us for a program made by and for college-aged Black women, presented in conjunction with the exhibition Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. This summit aims to provide a safe and honest space in which to discuss the personal meanings of existing as Black women in a nation where the humanity of Black women is continually eroticized and erased—an experience that Walker’s work embodies. The program will include a presentation on Walker’s work, time in the galleries to see the exhibition, a facilitated discussion on personal connections to Walker’s portrayals, and a closing viewing of the exhibition. Participants may attend any and all of the day’s activities. Refreshments will be provided.


Schedule of Activities

1:30–2:20 p.m. Welcome and introduction 

2:30–3:20 p.m. Visit to the exhibition 

3:30–4:00 p.m. Guided meditation and grounding exercise (refreshments provided)

4:00–5:15 p.m. Group discussion 

5:20–5:30 p.m. Closing affirmations and moment of silence in the exhibition