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Exhibitions

Betye Saar

01.30.2025 – 04.18.2025

Betye Saar in her Laural Canyon studio, 1975. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles. Photo by Richard W. Saar.

Exhibition Summary

In the winter and spring of 2025, the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society will present an exhibition by Betye Saar, a key figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s. Inspired by the transformative memory of Saar’s visit to the African collections of Chicago’s Field Museum in the mid-1970s, this exhibition will hinge on the artist’s experiments with “wearable” art, bringing into focus her gradual shift from working in costume design toward the instantly recognizable collage aesthetic she is justly feted for to this day.

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