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  1. Curator examines racial undertones of artRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Art scholar and curator Tiffany E. Barber said when she finally got into the old Domino Sugar plant in Brooklyn, N.Y., for artist Kara Walker's massive 2014 installation "A Subtlety," she truly could not stomach staying very long.  She said the smell of molasses in the walls was intoxicating and nauseating. But the exhibit itself - a 35-foot tall nude, stark-white head of a "mammy," the racial stereotype black women who worked as nannies for slaveowners, in a sphinx-like construct, surrounded by "sugar babies" - was layered in meaning.


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