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Chakaia Booker Tour and Conversation

January 12, 2023
11:30 am

Join José Garza, museum academic programs coordinator, for an interactive tour of Chakaia Booker’s Shaved Portions (2021), currently on view outside the Museum. Booker, an American sculptor, is renowned for her artistic practice that pushes the limits of abstraction through the use of her signature material—discarded rubber tires salvaged from city streets, auto-repair shops, and dumps—and its relation to ecological concerns. Shaved Portions epitomizes Booker’s ability to radically transform this industrial material into an incredible array of biomorphic forms. The interactive tour will encourage participants to share observations and interpretations.

This program is offered in partnership with WashU’s Academy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Learn more about this organization here >>

Free and open to all WashU staff and faculty; registration is encouraged. RSVP here >>

This program will begin in the Museum's lobby before heading outside for the tour.

Image credit

Chakaia Booker (American, b. 1953), Shaved Portions, 2021. Rubber tires, stainless steel, and steel. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Sid Hastings / Washington University.