Betye Saar: Call and Response, is a long-awaited exhibition at our partner institution, the newly reopened Morgan Library & Museum. It looks at the relationship between Saar’s finished works and the preliminary annotated sketches she made in small notebooks throughout her career. The show includes approximately a dozen of Saar’s travel sketchbooks. Selections cover a broad span of her career, from the 1970s through a sculptural installation made specifically for this exhibition, in addition to collages from the Morgan’s collections that have never been displayed before. The exhibit will be open until January 21, 2021.
Image: Betye Saar, “Spread from Mexico sketchbook, June 1975,” gouache, watercolor, and pencil, courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California. © Betye Saar