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low seated chair made of partly painted branches with curving arms and extended branches at each corner and attached glass, bones, plastic, metal and dried creeper vine

Who is Sitting in "Ancestral Spirit Chair"?

January 4, 2023
Brooklyn Quallen ’25 discusses the function and meaning of Betye Saar's sculpture "Ancestral Spirit Chair."
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