“The Loss,” mixed media on a handkerchief, 1977, is among 60 pieces in the exhibit “Betye Saar: Extending the Frozen Moment” on display through Jan. 8 in the West and Box Galleries at the University Museum of Art (UMMA), 525 S. State St. Saar is known for her assemblages, in which a photograph typically serves as the core of a piece which also incorporates found objects. Many of her works celebrate “blackness” while others point to the futility of attempting to find meaning in external distinctions within and among races. This is one of the most comprehensive exhibits of Saar’s work. For more information, contact the museum at (734) 763-8662.
(Photo by Brian Forest)