"A lot of my work has been about the unexpected—that kind of wanting to be the heroine and yet wanting to kill the heroine at the same time. That kind of dilemma—that push and pull—is the underlying turbulence that I bring to each of the pieces that I make." —Kara Walker
Happy birthday today (November 26) to artist Kara Walker. Seen here is the artist at work in her New York studio in 2002, as featured in the Season 2 Stories episode from Art21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century series.
Another great drawing by Mary on the new featured films board, showcasing works based loosely on Shakespeare’s plays. Come on by and check out the most bizarre reworking of Romeo & Juliet you’ll find. Or if you prefer, we also have a selection of closely adapted films nearby!
The super-awesome (and fairly heavy) The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (PN6728 .C34 W38525 2005), located in our special collections. Dear Mr. Watterson, a documentary about the strip’s creator Bill Watterson, will be out next month.
Staff member Mary Alessi just posted another new featured films board—this one showing off a small selection of our horror movie titles. Come by and checkout the display, or feel free to browse for more!