Lisa and E. Gerald O’Brien in front of Douglas Argue’s oil canvas work, Untitled, affectionately known as the “chicken painting.” Jerry O’Brien was an undergraduate art history major at the University of Michigan when he got some thrilling news from Sotheby’s in New York City. The venerable auction house had awarded him one of its coveted summer internships. In fact, the human resources director told him, two different departments wanted him, and he could have his pick. Elated, O’Brien, who…
Join Harriet Bart and exhibition curator Laura Wertheim Joseph, PhD, in dialogue about the artist’s life, work, and retrospective, Abracadabra and Other Forms of Protection.
The Weisman Art Museum is proud to present Harriet Bart’s first retrospective, Abracadabra and Other Forms of Protection. Over her more than four-decade career, Bart has commemorated the lives of the forgotten—from the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire to American troops killed in Afghanistan. She has drawn inspiration from wide-ranging sources, and has sought imaginative ways to represent the self—from classifying her life in five garments to containing it in seventy test tubes. Curated by Laura Wertheim Joseph, PhD, the project celebrates Bart’s early role in the breakthrough of American feminist art from the 1970s to today. Read more about the exhibition here >>
Image: Bart and Wertheim Joseph at the 2019 Night at the M. (Photograph by: Michelle’s Portrait Design)