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Like Magic: Grace Clark’s In a new light (Healing Dirt) Activation


  • Special Event

  • 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.

Activation dates (open during gallery hours):

Monday, November 13, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Thursday, January 11, 2024
Friday, February 9, 2024
Sunday, March 10, 2024
Monday, April 8, 2024
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Thursday, June 6, 2024
Friday, July 5, 2024
Sunday, August 4, 2024
Wednesday, September 4, 2024
Wednesday, October 2, 2024
Friday, November 1, 2024
Sunday, December 1, 2024
Monday, December 30, 2024

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