Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Forefront: Chakaia Booker

Friday, May 26, 2006 - Monday, September 4, 2006
Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts

In this large one-gallery installation, Chakaia Booker continues her sculptural exploration of the African American experience, feminism, and the work ethic in America. In her a “post-industrial” objects made from automobile tires, Booker develops her own version of environmental consciousness and rehabilitation. At the same time, her works comment upon the industrial machine and what it makes of men and women and their relationships—“the ensuing conditions of unmet needs and desires,” as she calls it. Ultimately, her sculptures are barb-tongued images in which formal innovations dovetail with force exercised and force absorbed.

General Information

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday noon - 5 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day
Admission: Adults $5
Visitors 60 and over and students $3
NMWA members and youth 18 and under Free
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Address: 1250 New York Avenue, NW
Metro: Metro Center (Orange, Blue, and Red lines) 13th Street exit
Phone: 202-783-5000

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