Sponsored by The Grolier Club
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum curator Diana Seave Greenwald will discuss renowned contemporary artist Betye Saar and the book Greenwald recently edited, Betye Saar: Heart of a Wanderer, with contributions by Makeda Best and Stephanie Sparling Williams. Drawing on original, in-depth interviews with Saar and the companions who accompanied her on her journeys across four continents over several decades, and featuring a wealth of previously unpublished material including almost 30 travel sketchbooks, this is a richly illustrated look at how travel influenced Saar’s work.
Born in 1926, Saar was a leading figure of the Black Arts Movement in the 1970s. She works with found objects – many of which she gathers on her extensive travels – to create assemblages that tell visual stories and convey powerful political messages, exploring themes like symbolic mysticism, feminism, racism, and Eurocentric chauvinism. Heart of a Wanderer sheds new light on Saar’s unique creative process, her trips around the world, and the diverse ways in which her works engage with global histories of travel and forced migration.
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