Public commission/installation
Alison Saar
To Sit A While / The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative
Installation photography, Alison Saar: To Sit A While
Installation photography, Alison Saar: To Sit A While
Installation photography, Alison Saar: To Sit A While
Grand Park
Los Angeles, CA
Installed: 14 Jun 2023 - 30 Jun 2023

artist profile

A part of the The Lorraine Hansberry Initiative, this sculpture is traveling to multiple locations.

Times Square, Father Duffy Square
New York, NY
9 Jun 13 Jun 2022

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
New York Public Library
New York, NY
14 Jun - 19 Jun 2022

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
New York
23 Jun - 29 Jun 2022

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Detroit, MI
26 Jul – 9 Aug 2022

Pillsbury House Theatre
Minneapolis, MN
15 Aug - 20 Sep 2022

Astor Place
New York, NY
27 Sep - 21 Oct 2022

Howard University
Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts
Washington, DC
26 Oct - 5 Dec 2022
Alison Saar’s work, entitled To Sit A While, features the figure of Hansberry surrounded by five bronze chairs, each representing a different aspect of her life and work. The life-size chairs are an invitation to the public to do just that: to sit with her and think.

“So I invite you to take a seat. Congregate with friends to read poems or sing songs of resistance. Gather with strangers to share ideas and dreams. Come alone and be inspired by the brilliance of Lorraine Hansberry. Be inspired to find your own brilliance, be inspired to contribute to the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative to support women and non-binary artists of color, gift them the time and the space…to sit a while and think.”
-Alison Saar
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