A gold bookcase next to an open book, on 1 page of the book there are 2 black ornaments.
Harriet Bart, American, born 1941, Plumb Bob, Minneapolis: Mnemonic Press, 2009, Letterpress on Fabriano Artistico paper; edition of 25, 10-3/8 x 5-1/2 x 1/2 in. (book, closed), Collection of the artist, Image courtesy of Harriet Bart Studio, Minneapolis. Photography by Rik Sferra.

Harriet Bart: Artist Books + Works on Paper

February 1, 2020 - January 17, 2021
Gallery 353
Free Exhibition

“I believe in the alchemy of the word, the iconography of the text, the labyrinth of the book.”—Harriet Bart

Visual artist Harriet Bart explores themes of commemoration, remembrance, and loss through her multidisciplinary work. Books and language lie at the heart of her practice, one informed by an abiding fascination with the personal and collective expression of memory. Bart describes herself as a cultural storyteller, drawing on historical events, literary sources, and other narratives to shape meaning and engender empathy for her subjects. Conceptually rich and aesthetically refined, her books and works on paper are highly original evocations of the human condition. This solo presentation includes examples of Bart’s artist’s books, drawings, collages, editioned prints, and related objects representing three decades of the artist’s career.  

“Harriet Bart: Artist Books + Works on Paper” was organized by Mia’s associate curator Dennis Michael Jon in collaboration with the artist. It is presented in conjunction with the Weisman Art Museum’s concurrent retrospective exhibition “Harriet Bart: Abracadabra and Other Froms of Protection” (February 1–May 24, 2020). 

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Installation views of the exhibition “Harriet Bart: Artist Books + Works on Paper”. Wednesday, February 1, 2020 – Sunday, September 20, 2020. Gallery 353, Prints and Drawings Galleries, Minneapolis Institute of Art. Organized by Minneapolis Institute of Art.

 

 

 

 

Harriet Bart, American, born 1941, Plumb Bob, Minneapolis: Mnemonic Press, 2009, Letterpress on Fabriano Artistico paper; edition of 25, 10-3/8 x 5-1/2 x 1/2 in. (book, closed), Collection of the artist, Image courtesy of Harriet Bart Studio, Minneapolis. Photography by Rik Sferra.