After nearly a decade of focused work in printmaking, artist Betye Saar created her autobiographical assemblage "Black Girl’s Window" in 1969. This exhibition explores the relation between her experimental print practice and the new artistic language debuted in that famous work, tracing themes of family, history, and mysticism, which have been at the core of Saar’s work from its earliest days. Celebrating the recent acquisition of 42 rare, early works on paper, this is the first dedicated examination of Saar’s work as printmaker. "Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl's Window" is on view at The Museum of Modern Art through January 4, 2020 Produced by The Museum of Modern Art.
The Legends of Black Girl’s Window, 2019
Single-channel video (1 minute, 57 seconds)
© MoMa and Betye Saar, 2020