Kitchen Table by Carrie Mae Weems — a photo of four women of ranging ages sitting around a kitchen table.

Carrie Mae Weems (American, b. 1953). Untitled (Woman and Daughter with Children) from The Kitchen Table Series, 1990. Gelatin silver print, 27 ¼ x 27 ¼ inches. © Carrie Mae Weems. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Curator Talk: Ron Platt and Rehema C. Barber

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm

Exploring Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue

Please join us for a virtual conversation with GRAM Chief Curator Ron Platt and Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Chief Curator Rehema C. Barber exploring the work of photographic pioneers Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems. The discussion will focus on the upcoming GRAM-organized exhibition Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue (January 29 — May 1, 2022). After its debut in Grand Rapids, the exhibition will tour nationally to the Tampa Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Newark Museum of Art. During their presentation, Platt and Barber will discuss the relevance and importance of these two remarkable American photographers, as well as the now 45-year dialogue between them and the related subjects they address through their art.

Rehema C. Barber
Since 2019, Rehema C. Barber has served as chief curator at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Barber’s background includes roles at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s School of Art + Design; and University of Memphis, Memphis College of Art; and the Amistad Center at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. She holds an MA in art history from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in art history from Roosevelt University in Chicago.


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