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Phoenix Museum of Art:

A Retrospective
of the Revelatory Art of

Beth Ames Swartz

Opened at the Phoenix Museum of Art
in February 2002

From February 9 to May 12, 2002, the Phoenix Art Museum presented Reminders of Invisible Light: The Art of Beth Ames Swartz , 1960-2001, the first museum retrospective devoted to the work of Beth Ames Swartz, since the 70s a seminal figure in the American West, known for incorporating ritual process and unorthodox media into her early art-making. The recipient of three previous traveling museum exhibitions and numerous solo exhibitions around the world, the Arizona-based artist is distinguished as well for her early concerns about social justice and the environment, and for her stated desire to make works of art that are revelatory in content as well as in form