Women and the Kemper Tour: Communicating Sound, Negotiating Trauma

May 13, 2021
1 pm (CT)

Member program

Women and the Kemper members are invited to join Alexis Carr, museum education intern, on a virtual tour of Christine Sun Kim’s new site-specific mural, Stacking Traumas. Explicitly personal and political, Kim’s practice is an entry point into a larger dialogue about Deaf culture, the systemic marginalization of the Deaf community, and accessibility in the arts. Participants will explore other recent works by the artist that incorporate American Sign Language (ASL) and the formal qualities of musical notation to examine the status of sound in society and our role in how communication is constructed.

Free for members of Women and the Kemper, but registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants.

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About the speaker

Alexis Carr is the Spring 2021 museum education intern and a first-year master's student in the Department of Art History & Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her BFA in studio art (with a painting emphasis) and minor in art history from Missouri Western State University. She is interested in the convergence of art history and issues of access and critical interpretation within the museum context. Her academic research focuses on nineteenth-century American art and museum studies.

Image credit

Installation view of Christine Sun Kim: Stacking Traumas at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 2021–22. Courtesy of the artist; François Ghebaly, Los Angeles; and White Space, Beijing. © Christine Sun Kim. Photo by Alise O’Brien Photography.