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Roberta Harris Exhibits Hope, Joy and Optimism at The Women's Museum

Apple Sky by Roberta Harris, 2007

Apple Sky by Roberta Harris, 2007

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.

Garden Cutout III by Roberta Harris, 2007

Garden Cutout III by Roberta Harris, 2007

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0 responses to “Roberta Harris Exhibits Hope, Joy and Optimism at The Women's Museum”

  1. Kat says:

    From Twitter request,

    Ask her what her work means in the context in which it is presented.
    What is her feeling toward “Women’s Museum”, to “Art Talk for Girls”? This has been a heated debate as of late with Saltz’ confronting MoMA about their men to women ratio. I would like to know her opinion on these dynamics…being exhibited in a “women only” environment and what she thinks happens to her work in that context.

    Many believe female focus shows, museums, galleries are needed to level the playing field. I am dubious that building a fence and staying on your side of it helps to level the plane.

    Thanks and have fun! -K