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Annotating History

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In Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War, (Annotated), Kara Walker overlays her signature silhouettes over reproductions from the 1866 Harper's book of the same name. Her contributions are the "annotations," confronting the existing images with questions about gender and race. Walkers' pieces will be on display at the Saint Louis Art Museum (Forest Park) from May 4 through August 26. Admission is free.

Photo caption: Kara Walker, American, born 1969; Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta, from the portfolio Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), 2005; offset lithograph and silkscreen; 39 x 53 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, Promised gift of Alison and John Ferring, © Kara Walker.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 4. Continues through Aug. 26, 2012

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