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Five prints from the suite "The Means to an End--A Shadow Drama in Five Acts"

Kara Walker
United States, born 1969
Five prints from the suite "The Means to an End--A Shadow Drama in Five Acts", 1995
Aquatint and etching on light cream Somerset Satin wove paper
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund, 1996/2.4.1


UMMA Collections

American Art

American art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is richly represented in the Museum’s collections with a wide array of works including a portrait by Rembrandt Peale, Hudson River School landscapes, an exceptional early Whistler seascape, and sculpture by Hiram Powers and Randolph Rogers to Tony Smith. Important works by Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline, and Frank Stella represent painting of the twentieth century. The Museum’s collections also have important holdings in folk and “Outsider” art, as well as in works on paper. In this latter category, important prints and drawings by artists such as Jim Dine, Sol LeWitt, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol augment the contributions of American artists, while the emerging importance of photography in the twentieth century can be explored through the works of Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, Sally Mann, Alfred Stieglitz, and Paul Strand.

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