Saar makes work that engages the body and the spirit, work that she hopes audiences will find a way to connect with.
The Many Afterlives and Expressions of the African Diaspora
To commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the arrival of the first slave ships in the United States, a recent exhibition at the Allen Memorial Art Museum explores Paul Gilroy’s concept of the “Black Atlantic.”
Meet LA’s Art Community: Alison Saar on Her Harriet Tubman Monument and Finding Inspiration
A new interview series spotlighting some of the great work coming out of Los Angeles. Hear directly from artists, curators, and art workers about their current projects and personal quirks.
“I Wanted to Make Art that Told a Story”: Alison Saar on Her Eloquent Sculptures
At her home and studio, Saar elaborates on her powerfully direct stories, particularly as they pertain to the African American experience.
Alison Saar Breaches the Legacy of Environmental Racism
By illustrating the impact that the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 had on Southern black communities, Saar exposes a neglected history and its resonance with environmental racism.
The Future Is (Still) Female: Feminist Art for the 21st Century
The Future Is Female focuses primarily on the work of women artists who came of age after the Women’s Art Movement.
A Sports-Inspired Exhibit That’s Not Quite a Slam Dunk
March Madness at Fort Gansevoort cleverly presents the appurtenances of sports: the equipment, trophies, and objects that adorn athletic bodies.
Eight Decades of Sculpture by African American Women in LA
Opening this Saturday at Landing Gallery, Signifying Form features sculpture by African American women artists working in Los Angeles between 1935 and 2016.
Betye and Alison Saar Talk Art at the California African American Museum
In their mother-daughter conversation, Betye and Alison Saar will talk about their art, collaborations, and shared experiences as family.
With Custom-Designed Galleries and Cinematic Facades, Columbus Museum of Art Opens New Wing
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Expanding a museum is a lengthy and costly process, one which requires a great deal of buy-in from the staff, patrons, board, and surrounding community
The Only Five Public Statues of Historic Women in NYC
Setting aside the allegorical females and fictional heroines like Lewis Carroll’s Alice, who are the historic women honored in New York’s public statuary?