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Art in Crossett Library: Joan Jonas

This is a guide to works of art on display in Crossett Library.

Location - Crossett Library Main Level


Joan Jonas

American, 1936-


Zena as Fossil Mask 12

Oil stick and charcoal on paper

19 3/8 x 14 ⅛



Anonymous Gift


Joan Jonas is a visual artist and a pioneer of video and performance art. She works in video, installation, sculpture, and drawing, often collaborating with musicians and dancers to realize improvisational works that are equally at home in the museum gallery and on the theatrical stage.  Drawing on mythic stories from various cultures, Jonas invests  texts from the past with the politics of the present.

Joan Jonas