Meet artist Saya Woolfalk and project collaborators as we celebrate the newly published catalog featuring the exhibition Saya Woolfalk: Field Notes from the Empathic Universe at The Newark Museum of Art.

12-1pm: Take part in a guided meditation and gallery activation with Aimee Meredith Cox, cultural anthropologist, dancer, and choreographer.

1-2pm: Authors’ Panel – Tricia Laughlin Bloom, Senior Curator of American Art, leads a conversation with catalog contributors:

  • Aimee Meredith Cox – Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at NYU
  • Quincy Flowers – Writer and Founder of at Louis Place, a community for writers in Brooklyn
  • Nick Kline – Creative Director of Express Newark, a center for socially engaged art and design, and Associate Professor of Photography, Rutgers University–Newark
  • Saya Woolfalk – New York–based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to reimagine the world in multiple dimensions

2-2:30pm: Book signing – Meet the authors and purchase a catalog at the NMOA Shop

In 2019, Saya Woolfalk began an artist residency at the NMOA, studying the Museum’s herbaria and American landscape holdings. The resulting exhibition Saya Woolfalk: Field Notes from the Empathic Universe and the intervention Saya Woolfalk: Tumbling into Landscape, both currently on view, engage with and disrupt these 19th century collections. The catalog, published by the NMOA in September 2022, captures the artist’s process and includes installation views, and a range of dynamic collaborations that extend beyond the Museum walls.

Locations: Main Building (Engelhard Court) and North Wing (Second Floor)

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