Discussion Questions

The Time Inbetween

Betye Saar

October 2022
Betye Saar, The Time Inbetween, 1974; collection SFMOMA, Accessions Fund purchase; © Betye Saar
  1. What do you see in this work of art? What objects did the artist use to construct this work?
  2. Do you think this work expresses an idea or an emotion? What idea or emotion do you think is being expressed in this work? What do you see that makes you think that?
  3. Does anything you see in this work remind you of your own life story—or of another story you know?
  4. What would you have called this work if you had made it yourself? Does the title of the work make sense to you? On what do you think the title is based? Does knowing the title change your understanding or appreciation of this artwork?

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