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This event has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 18, at 7pm.  Please sign up here: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/betye-saar-%E2%80%9Cconscience-virtual-20210318. Hope to see you there!

The Info Commons presents Inside Art: Talks with Artists & Art Educators about Contemporary & Modern Art 

Still working at 94 years young, Betye Saar has been deemed “the conscience of the art world for over fifty years.” Her artmaking began in the 1960s with prints and assemblages that use windows as framing devices and tarot cards, mythological figures and derogatory images to question social norms. She connects with the past by incorporating materials and pushes towards the future by reimagining those histories through her own interventions and combinations. 

This workshop will take place online via Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link prior to the event.

Riva Blumenfeld began her career as an educator at the Brooklyn Museum and then became an art dealer specializing in contemporary art and printmaking, which she has been pursuing for over 25 years. Since closing her public gallery in January 2002, she has been teaching adult classes in contemporary art at the 92nd Street Y. Since 2004, Riva has been teaching school groups at the Guggenheim Museum, as well as families and access groups at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Additionally, she was the New York chapter chair of ArtTable and on the board of the Lower Eastside Printshop. 

During the long months of quarantine, many of us found ourselves missing art: the deep encounters that surprise and move us, helping us to understand the world (or reevaluate what we think we know about it). Virtual encounters with art, while not the same as face-to-face, allow us access to art with tour guides — artists, art educators, and institutional directors who can guide us to new understandings of iconic art or introduce us to art we have never seen before. The Info Commons presents Inside Art: Talks with Artists & Art Educators about Contemporary & Modern Art, a monthly series, to take a deep dive into some NYC exhibits, to (re)examine some dominant narratives of modern art, and to explore the practice of working artists in their own words. We hope you’ll join us online. 

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