An interview with Kara Walker


Artist Kara Walker talks about on the often-violent subject matter of her work, and wonders what her imagination reflects about society as a whole.


Artist Kara Walker discusses her interest in popular literature, including romance novels, slave narratives, and even Thomas F. Dixon’s 1905 novel The Clansman, and how all of these have influenced her work.

Cite this page as: SFMOMA, "An interview with Kara Walker," in Smarthistory, December 21, 2020, accessed April 18, 2024,