Cycle of Creativity, a Conversation: Alison Saar and Autumn Womack


Cycle of Creativity, a Conversation: Alison Saar and Autumn Womack

Thursday, April 27, 2023 @ 5:30 pm

Join the artist Alison Saar, Associate Professor Autumn Womack, and Curator Mitra Abbaspour for a discussion about the exhibition Cycle of Creativity: Alison Saar and the Toni Morrison Papers, on view through July 9 at Art@Bainbridge

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Register for this free Zoom event here.

Womack, assistant professor in the Departments of English and African American Studies, is the organizer of a campus-wide initiative to celebrate the legacy of the Toni Morrison Papers through programs and exhibitions. Morrison’s Papers were acquired by Princeton University in 2014 and reside in the University Library.   

As part of this initiative, Cycle of Creativity brings Morrison’s Papers into conversation with the sculpture, prints, and paintings of artist Alison Saar. Curated by Mitra Abbaspour, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, the exhibition explores Morrison and Saar’s shared dedication to giving voice to the African American experience, especially that of Black women, drawing inspiration from past generations to create space for future cultural production in a dynamic Saar calls a “cycle of creativity.” 

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the “CC” icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar “español” o el idioma de su elección.

This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, with additional support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Art@Bainbridge is made possible through the generous support of the Virginia and Bagley Wright, Class of 1946, Program Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art; the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Program Fund for American Art; Joshua R. Slocum, Class of 1998, and Sara Slocum; Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin; Barbara and Gerald Essig; Gene Locks, Class of 1959, and Sueyun Locks; and Ivy Beth Lewis. Additional support for this exhibition is provided by the Humanities Council; the Lewis Center for the Arts; the Department of Music; the Department of African American Studies; and the Department of English. 

A Black woman in a red sleeveless dress holds an orange and yellow flame in her right hand and sings
Alison Saar, Torch Song, 2019. Museum purchase, Kathleen Compton Sherrerd Fund for Acquisitions in American Art. © Alison Saar. Courtesy of L. A. Louver, Venice, CA. Photo: Jeffrey Evans