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Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue

Nov 17 2022 – Jan 22 2023

Seattle Art Museum

Simonyi Special Exhibition Galleries

This special exhibition presents a focused selection of works from longtime intellectual colleagues Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems, two of the most significant photo-based contemporary American artists working today. Both born in 1953, Bey and Weems both explore ideas grounded in the experiences of Black people refracted through issues of gender, class, and systems of power. The exhibition presents a series of thematic explorations of their distinct yet overlapping concerns and approaches. The exhibition is organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum; SAM is the third stop on its US tour.

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.

Lead Sponsors
4 Culture Logo

Major Sponsor
The Boeing Company

Supporting Sponsors
Carol Bobo
Margery Friedlander Exhibition Endowment
Anne Gerber Endowment
Perkins Coie LLP
Constance and Norman Rice

Couple in Prospect Park, 1990 (printed 2018), Dawoud Bey, American, born 1953, gelatin silver print, 21 7/8 x17 ½ inches, Grand Rapids Art Museum, museum purchase, 2018.22. © Dawoud Bey, courtesy of Stephen Daiter Gallery.

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