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NMOA: Saya Woolfalk: Field Notes From the Empathic Universe: Through December 31, 2022
August 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until November 18, 2022
Thursday through Sunday, 10am–11am — Members and Member Guests only
Thursday through Sunday, 11am–5pm — All Visitors
FREE WITH GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS.
Saya Woolfalk: Field Notes from the Empathic Universe invites visitors to enter the kaleidoscopic and culturally hybrid worlds created by the artist.
The exhibition features an immersive video installation exploring portraiture and a series of new mixed media collages, all accessed through the North Wing elevator, transformed by Woolfalk’s digitally-collaged murals. Known for her site-specific multimedia works that investigate global traditions and cultural difference, Woolfalk is the creator of the Empathics—fictional futuristic beings who time-travel and shape-shift across the multiverse. For this exhibition Woolfalk studied the Museum’s herbaria (plant specimens) and landscape painting collections, reinterpreting these artifacts—and their relation to American identity—from the perspective of the Empathics.
Visit the related exhibition Saya Woolfalk: Tumbling Into Landscape also on view in Seeing America: 18th and 19th Centuries.