Betye Saar: Call and Response

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LACMA @ Home presents videos and podcasts that help reconnect artists and audiences even though the museum is currently closed. In this short video LACMA’s Senior Curator of Modern Art and organizing curator of the exhibition, Carol S. Eliel, shares a few highlights from this rare look into a process that has spanned Saar’s entire career.

Title: Betye Saar: Call and Response
Presented by: LACMA
Originally Published: May 24, 2020

The exhibition "Betye Saar: Call and Response" looks at the relationship between found objects, sketches the artist then makes in small sketchbooks--which Saar has made throughout her career--and finished works.

Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art  exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population.

About the Artist
Betye Saar (b. 1926, Los Angeles) is one of the most talented artists of her generation. She has only recently garnered the attention her talents deserve, however, no doubt largely because she is a black woman who came of age in the 1960s outside of New York City.


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