Racially charged works will be walled off at Contemporary Art Museum

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis will erect barriers this week to shield viewers from works in “Direct Drive” that critics are calling racially charged and exploitative.

Informational signs will also explain the objections to the work, so viewers can decide what they want to see.

The exhibition at the museum in Grand Center was called into question during an artist talk Sept. 17 at which some attendees said Kelley Walker, a white Georgia native who now lives in New York, was hostile to those who inquired about his appropriation of images featuring black civil rights activists and black women on magazine

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