Opening Reception & Lecture – Sarah Wagner
December 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Vegetable Lamb of America: The Art of Sarah Wagner
Join us for the opening Reception and Lecture by the Artist Sarah Wagner.
Sarah sculpts in wood and fabric, creating animals and environments that address the fragility and resilience of Nature and humanity’s impact on its surroundings. Her art is inspired and informed by the city of Detroit, where she lives and works. For her Muskegon Museum of Art exhibition, Wagner is creating a new installation inspired by the history of the cultivation of cotton, and its impact on the development of capitalism and industrialism around the world.
Sarah Wagner has exhibited around the world, and is the recipient of two major artist awards: the Pollock/Krasner Grant in 2009 and a Joan Mitchell Fellowship in 2014. Her piece, Wormwood Bones; Feral Fade was part of the MMA’s traveling exhibition Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fiber, and was added to the permanent collection in 2015.
Support for Sarah Wagner: Vegetable Lamb of America has been provided by MMA Michigan Artist Series Media Sponsor Blue Lake Public Radio.
Event is Free and Open to the Public
5:30 pm Reception: 7:00 pm Lecture by Sarah Wagner