Harriet Bart: Matter, Mind, Death, and Time

Brooks Turner on Abracadabra and Other Forms of Protection at the Weisman Art Museum.

A retrospective devoted to Harriet Bart; Curated by Laura Wertheim Joseph

Addressing urgent contemporary issues— the devastations of war, the complexities of memorialization, the emotional dimensions of space, the gendering of labor— this exhibition reflects on art’s ability to protect and transform, to expand our capacity for empathy, and to sensitize us to histories we might otherwise forget. 

Featuring approximately 75 objects, the exhibition includes fiber works, paintings, sculptures, prints, artists books, multimedia installations, and a newly commissioned work that evokes the ancient Jewish tradition of geniza, the practice of safeguarding written texts that might otherwise be discarded.