Seattle Art Museum’s excellent current main limited run exhibition is winding down its run this month. “Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue” examines the career and friendship of two exceptional contemporary photographer/artists who primarily explore the lives of Black Americans.
This exciting show must close January 22nd…..snatch your tickets NOW!!!
More to know:
Join a conversation decades in the making. Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue is an exhibition that presents over 140 works by two of today’s most significant photo-based artists. Longtime friends and mutual inspirations, Bey and Weems both explore complex visions of Black life in America through intimate portraits, dynamic street photography, and conceptual studies of folklore, culture, and historical sites. Traveling to the streets of Harlem, the coastal Sea Islands, sites of the historical Underground Railroad, and the American South, the work of Bey and Weems explores ideas grounded in the experiences of Black people refracted through issues of gender, class, and systems of power. This exhibition marks the first time their work—the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions—has been shown in dialogue together, taking visitors into their career-long conversations that began when they met in a photography class in 1976.
Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue is organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum, with presenting support generously provided by MillerKnoll. Additional support is provided by Wege Foundation, Agnes Gund, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Eenhoorn, LLC.