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Alison Saar, American, born 1956

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2006

Wood, ceiling tin and wire

Overall: 28 × 26 × 90 in. (71.1 × 66 × 228.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Virginia and Preston T. Kelsey 1958 Fund

© Alison Saar

2006.32

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

21st century

Object Name

Sculpture

Research Area

Sculpture

Not on view

Course History

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Katie Hornstein, Jane Carroll, Winter 2013

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Katie Hornstein, Jane Carroll, Winter 2013

WRIT 5, Expository Writing, William Craig, Winter 2014

AAAS 67.5, GEOG 21.01, Black Consciousness and Black Feminisms, Abigail Neely, Winter 2019

SART 23, Figure Sculpture, Leslie Fry, Spring 2019

Exhibition History

Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-August 10, 2008; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, September 10-December 10, 2008; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, January 21-April 26, 2009.

Coup, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California, February 23-March 25, 2006.

Flesh and Desire [curated by Art History II Professors Jane Carroll and Katie Hornstein], Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth Collection January 7-March 4, 2013.

In Residence: Contemporary Art at Dartmouth, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 18-July 6, 2014.

Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26,2009-March 15, 2010.

The Expanding Universe of Postwar Art, Northeast Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26-December 1, 2019.

Virtual Space for Dialogue: 2017, Vanity: Disrupting The Female Nude, Jessica King Fredel, Class of 2017, Levinson Intern, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. https://www.jkingfredel.vsfd.hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu/

Publication History

Barbara Thompson, Saar and Bannarn: Hood Acquires Two Sculptures by African American Artists, Hood Museum of Art Quarterly, No. 17, Autumn 2006, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, p. 14.

Annual Report 2005-6, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2006, ill. p.28.

Barbara Thompson, Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Seattle: University of Washington Press [Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College], 2008, p. 351, plate 128.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, p.132, no.105.

Michael R. Taylor and Gerald Auten, In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2013, ill. p. 101 , no. 91

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 205, ill. plate no. 136.

Provenance

The artist; L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California; sold to present collection, 2006.

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