Join us for a tour of Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other led by Chief Curator of Cranbrook Art Museum Laura Mott. The tour will be approximately one hour and include a discussion of Clark’s bodies of work on view in the exhibition. Participants should be prepared to stand/walk for the duration of the event.
This tour is free with gallery admission, RSVP is required, please use the form below.
Sonya Clark: We Are Each Other is a mid-career survey of the artist’s work with a focus on her community-centered and participatory projects. Over her twenty-five-year career, Clark has been committed to issues of history, race, and reconciliation. Clark often undertakes this exploration through everyday fiber materials—hair, flags, found fabric—and craft practices. In Clark’s work, craft and community are intertwined, and the resulting projects facilitate new collective encounters across racial, gender, and socioeconomic divisions. The ethos of her participatory work is embedded in the title We Are Each Other. It is inspired by the poem about civil rights activist Paul Robeson (1970) by Gwendolyn Brooks, which ends with the phrase: “we are each other’s harvest: we are each other’s business: we are each other’s magnitude and bond.”