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Betye Saar film still, Betye Saar: Ready to be a Warrior

Special member-only screening of the documentary Betye Saar: Ready to be a Warrior, chronicling the life and work of the 96-year-old artist who, in her own words, is “an ordinary woman who does extraordinary things.” Diving into the decades-long evolution of her artistic language and exploration of race, gender, and social justice, the film pulls together interviews with friends, family, curators, gallerists, and fellow artists, as well as coverage of the 2019 solo exhibition Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl’s Window at MoMA.

The screening will be followed by a live conversation between director Angela Robinson Witherspoon, curator Esther Adler, producer Abdul Malik Abbott, artist Anthony Ramos, and actor CCH Pounder.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. Please enter through the Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building entrance at 11 West 53 Street. Advance registration is required and capacity is limited; reservation admits two and is nontransferable.

This event is open to MoMA members at the Explore category and above.  Questions? Please contact