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Activations of Grace Clark’s In a new light (Healing Dirt)


  • Special Event

  • November 13 & December 13, during gallery hours
  • Free with museum admission
  • B4.2

Humans have long sought healing, growth, regeneration, rejuvenation, and blessing from natural materials, whether at a healing spring in the Appalachian Mountains or from the dirt floor of a chapel in New Mexico. On the day of each new moon — believed by many to be a time of rebirth — visitors to Grace Clark’s In a new light (Healing Dirt) in Like Magic are invited to enter the chapel-like room and apply charcoal earth to parts of their body in need of healing, harnessing the magic of belief in change. Join us in Clark’s installation this fall on Monday, November 13, and Wednesday, December 13, during gallery hours.

Grace Clark
In a new light (Healing Dirt), 2021
Wood, stain, paper mache, charcoal powder