BETYE SAAR - Lifetime Achievement in the Arts - MoAD Afropolitan Ball 2017
Awarded In recognition of her as one of the most profound living American artists. As one of the artists who ushered in the development of Assemblage art, Saar’s practice reflects on African American identity, spirituality and the connectedness between different cultures. Her symbolically rich body of work has evolved over time to demonstrate the environmental, cultural, political, racial, technological, economic, and historical context in which it exists. Without Saar’s legacy and her many contributions to the history of art, the Museum of the African Diaspora would not exist.