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DATE 10/31/2022

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DATE 10/1/2022

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DATE 9/27/2022

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DATE 9/26/2022

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DATE 9/22/2022

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DATE 9/22/2022

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DATE 9/22/2022

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DATE 9/19/2022

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

DATE 9/19/2022

Featuring a pull-off poster cover, 'Betye Saar: Serious Moonlight' is a New Release this week!

DATE 9/17/2022

Museum Store of the Month: MFA Boston Shop

DATE 9/17/2022

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DATE 9/16/2022

'Julie Blackmon: Midwest Materials' is NEW from Radius Books


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"Red Signs of Transformation" (2015) is reproduced from
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/23/2020

Betye Saar featured today on CBS Sunday Morning

Visit cbsnews.com to view correspondent Serena Altschul's profile of the pioneering 93-year-old artist. Featured image, "Red Signs of Transformation" (2015) is reproduced from Betye Saar: Still Tickin', published by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. "My creative process is a sort of ritual," Saar says to curator Sara Cochran. "And that ritual is first in the hunting and gathering because that's great fun to go to the flea markets and thrift stores, and just finding the materials, and finding out what objects and images speak to me, like they almost beckon and say, 'Take me home. I'll be a piece of art for you.' And so the hunting and gathering is the beginning. The next process is the physical manipulation of those materials by combining things and sorting things, and deciding which objects will strengthen an idea that I'm really not quite sure of until I get it all together. And the next part of the process would be to glue it, to paint it, to saw parts off, to glue pieces on. And then, the final part of the ritual, as I see it, is the release of it. I've done it, and there it is, and send it out to the world."

Betye Saar: Still Tickin'

Betye Saar: Still Tickin'

SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Hbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 272 pgs / 172 color / 5 b&w.





Happy Mother's Day!

DATE 5/8/2022

Happy Mother's Day!