Artist Talk with Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems

Thursday, Mar 24, 2022
6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

Rescheduled Date:
The artist talk with Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems originally planned for January 28 has been rescheduled to March 24.

Join us for a conversation between the two artists moderated by exhibition curator, Ron Platt. This exclusive opportunity to engage with the exhibition’s artists will be available to GRAM members.

Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems met in 1976, in a photography class Bey was teaching at the Studio Museum in Harlem. They clicked immediately and, over time, developed a deep affection for one another. Both knew their lived experience as Black Americans was vastly different from the narrow and prescriptive representations in mainstream American culture. Both saw how they could use the medium of photography to visually record their own presence in the world, and to create authentic images of Black Americans. In their conversation, Bey and Weems will discuss their years as young photographers in New York, their ongoing friendship, and the influence and impact they have had on one another over the past forty-five years.

Limited capacity with general seating. Registration required. Members can pre-register for this event through 2/28 before tickets are available to the public.

6 pm: Doors open

6:30 – 7:30 pm: Lecture and Q&A

Please note: All guests ages 5+ must present proof of vaccination to attend, and face masks are required for ages 2+.

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Free for Members