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Marble sculpture of a dancer with no arms
Top: Betty Branch’s studio (detail), Courtesy of Amy Pearman, Boyd Pearman Photography. Above: Betty Branch (American, born 1934), Dancer (detail), 1989, Rosa Portuguese marble, Purchased with funds provided by the Collector’s Circle, 2008.104

Betty Branch, A Retrospective

Sep 02, 2022 Mar 05, 2023

This comprehensive look at the expansive career of beloved local artist Betty Branch is drawn from the Taubman Museum of Art’s permanent collection, private collectors, and the artist herself, examining the evolution of Branch’s artwork and processes.

The exhibition will follow the trajectory of Branch’s career, focusing not only on her exploration of female form, rites of passage, and personal experiences metaphorically portrayed, but on her mastery of a wide array of additive and reductive sculpture in wax, clay, fiber and stone.

Branch’s rich history will be featured through a large installation of a portion of her studio including sketches, maquettes, tools, clippings, and inspirational objects produced and collected throughout her career, providing an intimate peek into the brilliant mind of Betty Branch.

Betty Branch (American, born 1934), Isabel, 1998, Bronze, Gift of the artist, 1984.015

Betty Branch (American, born 1934), Isabel, 1998, Bronze, Gift of the artist, 1984.015

Betty Branch (American, born 1934), Stretch I and II, 1998, Bronze, Gift of the artist, 1999.027 and 1999.028

Betty Branch (American, born 1934), Stretch I and II, 1998, Bronze, Gift of the artist, 1999.027 and 1999.028

Betty Branch (American, born 1934), Dancer, 1989, Rosa Portuguese marble, Purchased with funds provided by the Collector’s Circle, 2008.104

Betty Branch (American, born 1934), Dancer, 1989, Rosa Portuguese marble, Purchased with funds provided by the Collector’s Circle, 2008.104

Artwork Spotlight: Dancer by Betty Branch

Artwork Spotlight: Dancer by Betty Branch

Curated Cribs Featuring Artist Betty Branch

Curated Cribs Featuring Artist Betty Branch

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