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Betye Saar  1926, US

Rank (2014): 1838 – 

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Country
USA 103
Canada 1
Brazil 1
France 1
Germany 1




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Artist Rank
Romare Bearden  735 27
Jacob Lawrence  1190 20
Charles White  7830 18




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Institution
  Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, USA 23
  Tobey C. Moss Gallery, USA 11
  Roberts & Tilton, USA 4



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1926 Born in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 107  Please report missing Information



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2013
   Betye Saar - The Alpha & Omega - Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA

2011
   Collected. Ritual - The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY
   Red Time - Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA

2010
   Betye Saar: Cage - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

2007
   Betye Saar: Extending the Frozen Moment - Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

2006
   Betye Saar: Migrations/Transformations - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   Betye Saar - Extending the Frozen Moment - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
   Betye Saar - Extending the Frozen Moment - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

2005
Description  Betye Saar - Extending the Frozen Moment - UMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

2002
   Betye Saar: Colored - Consider the Rainbow - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

2000
   Betye Saar: In Service, A Version of Survival - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1998
   Betye Saar: Workers + Warriors, The Return of Aunt Jemima - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1994
   Betye Saar - Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

1990
   Sanctified Visions - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

1987
   Sentimental Sojourn: Betye Saar - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
   Betye Saar: Mojotech - MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

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2013
   Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980 - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
   We Hold These Truths ... - Hofstra University Museum, Hempstead, NY

2012
   INsite/INchelsea - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
   Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980 - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
   Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
   A Selection from the Gift of Martha and Jim Sweeny - Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL
   Against the Grain - Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
   ...on Paper - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   Piece by Piece: Quilts, Collages, and Constructions - Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
   Pacific Standard Time - Kunst in Los Angeles 1950–1980 - Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
   From Nothing To Something: - Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Breaking In Two - Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
   L.A. Raw: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945 - 1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy - Pasadena Museum of California Art- PMCA, Pasadena, CA

2011
   In Context - Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
   Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960 - 1980 - Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Description and image  Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1974-1981 - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
   Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building - Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
   Collage - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   The Chemistry of Color: The Sorgenti Collection of Contemporary African–American Art - Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

2010
   Huckleberry Finn - CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
   The Chemistry of Color: Contemporary African-American Artists - Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

2009
Description and image  MOCA´s First Thirty Years - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Description and image  Installations Inside/Out - Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Description  The Chemistry of Color: The Sorgenti Collection of Contemporary African-American Art - Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH
   California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948 - 2008 (Part I) - Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
   NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith - - MAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (closed, 2013)

2008
Description  NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
Description and image  WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution - Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
   Thirty Years of California Modernism - Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Art Since the 1960s: California Experiments - Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach
   NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith - The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
   NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith - Anton Kern Gallery, New York City, NY
   Artist as Social Critic: Enrique Chagoya, Betye Saar, Roger Shimomura, and Ben Sakoguchi - Schneider Museum of Art , Ashland, OR
   Highlights: African American Art from the Norton Collection - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
   MODERNIST WOMEN - Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   (un)common threads - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
Description and image  WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
   PAPER PASSION 2008 - Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   African American Art: 200 Years - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

2007
   ... AND FRIENDS - Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution - National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
   L.A. Object and David Hammons Body Prints - Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
   THE SHE OF IT - Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Description and image  WACK! - Art And The Feminist Revolution - The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
   Family Legacies - The Art of Betye, Lezley and Alison Saar - Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA

2006
   Family Legacies. The Art of Betye, Lezley, and Alison Saar - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
   The S-word: The State of ‘Spirituality’ in Contemporary Art - The Judson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Sculptors on Paper - Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Family Legacies - Pasadena Museum of California Art- PMCA, Pasadena, CA
   Energy/Experimentation - Black Artists and Abstraction - 1964–1980 - The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY
   Los Angeles 1955-1985 The birth of an art capital - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
   The Artist as Social Critic - Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005
   Family Legacies - Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
   Art of Engagement - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
   Black Is a Color: African American Art from the Corcoran Gallery of Art - Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, OH
   California Gold - Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Eye Contact: Painting and Drawing in American Art - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   Shades of Black[ness] - Davison Art Center, Middletown

2004
   Embracing the Muse: Africa and African American Art - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

2003
   Twenty Fifth Anniversary - Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   Some Assembly Required - Collage Culture in Post-War America - Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
Description  Some Assembly Required: Collage Culture in Post-War America - MMoCA - The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
   Black is a Color - African-American Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
   African-American Art and Artifacts - Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
   Holiday Highlights - Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, X - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

2002
   Parallels and Intersections - Art/Women/California, 1950-2000 - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
   The Belles of Amherst: Contemporary Women Artists in the Collections of the Mead Art Museum and University Gallery, Univ - Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA
   The Belles of Amherst - Contemporary Women Artists - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
   African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, IX - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

2001
   Rhapsody - Selections from Valley Collections - ASU Art Museum - Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
   African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, VIII - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

2000
   Michael Rosenfeld Gallery: The First Decade - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   An Exuberant Bounty: Prints and Drawings by African Americans - Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
   African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, VII - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1999
   African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, VI - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1997
   African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, IV - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1996
   Fiber and Form: The Woman's Legacy - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, III - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1995
   Collage: Made in America - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY
   African-American Art: 20th Century Masterworks, II - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, NY

1994
   22° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
   The Return Of The Cadavre Exquis - Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

1991
   New Dimensions: Artists Design Scarves - The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

1990
   The Decade Show: Frameworks of Identity in the 1980s - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

1989
   The Appropriate object - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
   The Poetic Object - The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

1982
   Forever Free: Art By African-American Women, 1862-1980 - Indianapolis Museum of Art - IMA, Indianapolis, IN

1978
   Benefit Exhibition for Shiro Ikegawa - LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

1970
   Contemporary Black Artists - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

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USA

 Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 Alitash Kebede Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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USA

 UMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
 Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
 MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
 Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
 Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
 The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
 Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA

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