Inside SFMOMA’s Awards Dinner for Kara Walker

Kara Walker and Eungie Joo

Artist Kara Walker was recently honored with the SFMOMA Contemporary Vision Award, at a dinner organized by the Modern Art Council, and attended by museum supporters and artists.

Works by the Stockton-born artist have been showcased in numerous exhibitions and are held in museum collections worldwide, including the SFMOMA which represented Walker’s first solo museum exhibition on the West Coast in 1997. She’s best known for her explorations of issues related to race, gender, sexuality and violence through the use of silhouetted figures.

Clare Rojas, Barry McGee, Kara Walker and Ari Marcopoulos
Clare Rojas, Barry McGee, Kara Walker and Ari Marcopoulos

The event featured a presentation of the award (a custom engraved monocle designed by Natsuko Toyofuku), and a conversation between the artist and curator Eungie Joo.

Among those attending the event were Courtney Dallaire, Laura Nagle, Liam Everett, Alicia McCarthy, Sean McFarland, K.r.m. Mooney, Lindsey White, Ari Marcopoulos, Rosana Castrillo Díaz, Charles Gaines, Barry McGee, Clare Rojas, Jayde Fish, Pamela Joyner, Komal Shah, Wayee Chu, Brent Sikkema, Monkia Sprüth, Linda Harrison, Stephen Beal, Gordon Knox, among others.

Kara Walker
Kara Walker

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Laura Nagle and Courtney Dallaire
Laura Nagle, Courtney Dallaire

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Corey Hyde
Corey Hyde

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Komal Shah
Komal Shah

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Kenyatta Hinkle
Kenyatta Hinkle

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Irina Pragin
Irina Pragin

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Kristen Evans
Kristen Evans

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Jayde Fish
Jayde Fish

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Mary Beth Shimmon
Mary Beth Shimmon

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Rose Fisher
Rose Fisher

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Jessica Moment
Jessica Moment

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 Zoe Bonnette
Zoe Bonnette

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Wayee Chu
Wayee Chu

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Tatiana Sorokko
Tatiana Sorokko

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Suzy Kellems Dominik
Suzy Kellems Dominik

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Alka Agrawal
Alka Agrawal

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Charles Gaines and Pamela Joyner
Charles Gaines and Pamela Joyner

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Susan Swig and Nion McEvoy
Susan Swig and Nion McEvoy

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