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Docent Led Gallery Tour - Betye Saar: Keepin' It Clean
Gallery Tours
Tue, February 5, 2019 | 3–4 pm | Adult $26, Senior $21, Member $5 Includes Admission


A key figure in the Black Arts Movement and the feminist art movement of the 1960–70s, contemporary artist Betye Saar has shaped the development of assemblage art in the United States, using her distinct vision to harmonize the personal and the political. Recycling and reclaiming derogatory images such as Aunt Jemimas, Uncle Toms, sambos, and mammies, Saar confronts the continued racism in American society and creates representations of strength and perseverance. On this docent-led tour, discover the washboard as a symbol of the unresolved legacy of slavery and the subsequent oppressive systems facing black Americans today, particularly black women. Ticket includes Museum Admission.


New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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