Roberta Harris: UP
The Women’s Museum | July 11 – September 6
The Women’s Museum, in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, will exhibit a solo exhibition of Roberta Harris’s work titled Roberta Harris: UP. On display will be collages, photography, sculptures and paintings. UP will offer a chronological view of the artist’s work as she aspires to inspire and engage audiences with cultural symbols of hope, joy and optimism. The exhibit opens July 11 and runs through September 6, 2009.
“The exhibit UP is fundamentally about hope,” Harris says. “Hope is not wishful thinking. Hope is rather the ability to stand amid what is broken and chaotic and envision a positive future story.”
UP is a retrospective of Harris’s work from 1985 to present. Her art has explored the cultural significance of such symbols as the circle, checkerboard geometric patterns, birds and other natural elements. Roberta Harris is a Houston-area artist who has attended the University of Texas at Austin, the Parson’s School of Design and Hunter College in New York.
Art Talk for Girls and Opening Reception
Girls of all ages are invited to meet Roberta Harris at Art Talk for Girls at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 10. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 at The Women’s Museum.