The Un-Private Collection: Kara Walker and Ava DuVernay

Part of the The Un-Private Collection series

Saturday, October 11, 2014 | 2:00 p.m.

$12 - Sold out

The Writers Guild Theater
135 South Doheny Drive
Beverly Hills
Please note that this program is in the past. For information about upcoming programs please visit thebroad.org/programs.

 

On October 11, provocative artist Kara Walker was in conversation with Ava DuVernay, filmmaker and winner of the 2012 Sundance Best Director Award. Two of the most celebrated artists working today, both use narratives drawn from real life experiences to tell important stories from the perspective of African-American women. The recent success of Kara Walker's Sugar Baby installation at the Domino Sugar factory in Brooklyn and Ava DuVernay's much anticipated film Selma are bringing difficult yet vital American histories to a wide-ranging public. This dialogue was an opportunity to hear about Kara Walker's process and their shared insights into their art making across the disciplines of visual art and filmmaking.

View works by Kara Walker in the collections

About the The Un-Private Collection series

The Un-Private Collection is an ongoing series of public programs The Broad began in September 2013. The series introduces audiences to the museum’s 2,000-work contemporary art collection by showcasing stories behind the collection, the collectors and the artists. Since launching the program, The Broad has brought together a variety of artists whose works are in the Broad collection in conversation with cultural leaders, including Mark Bradford with Katy Siegel, Shirin Neshat with Christy MacLear, Jeff Koons with John Waters, Takashi Murakami with Pico Iyer, Eric Fischl with Steve Martin, John Currin with James Cuno, Kara Walker with Ava DuVernay and architect Elizabeth Diller with Eli Broad, Joanne Heyler and Paul Goldberger. Talks have been held at venues throughout Los Angeles, making the programming available to audiences across the city. Conversations are livestreamed and full videos of past talks are available online. The Un-Private Collection series is part of the Broad collection’s 30-year mission to make contemporary art accessible to the public.