Saar’s irreverent paintings of dolls from her collection celebrate the catharsis she found in play.
Fifty years ago, the historic Sapphire Show modeled a Black feminist ethics of uplifting one another when others fail to do so.
Rounding out our Sundance coverage, here’s a look at some of the most exciting visual arts-focused films that debuted at the festival.
This season of the Recording Artists podcast, hosted by Helen Molesworth, explores what it has meant to be a woman and artist through the lives of six iconic artists.
At the Museum of Modern Art, spending time with Saar’s early inner self revealed a great deal about her trajectory into genius.
The sketchbooks reveal how Saar’s practice has evolved over time, and how time itself is a major thread in her work.
A 1977 documentary explores how Betye Saar’s mythic altars illustrate the personal and political implications of Black identity.
Saar’s work is a poignant depiction of this nation’s fraught history of race relations and gender politics, and this exhibition demonstrates the need for more major retrospectives of her.
March Madness at Fort Gansevoort cleverly presents the appurtenances of sports: the equipment, trophies, and objects that adorn athletic bodies.
Opening this Saturday at Landing Gallery, Signifying Form features sculpture by African American women artists working in Los Angeles between 1935 and 2016.
In their mother-daughter conversation, Betye and Alison Saar will talk about their art, collaborations, and shared experiences as family.
A survey of the American artist’s work at Milan’s Fondazione Prada showcases her ability to manipulate not only racist iconography, but also personal symbols and autobiographic narratives.