Beloved contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems is coming to SAM! In this intimate talk, she will share her approach to photography, dissect her explorations into other disciplines, and discuss her decades-long friendship with Dawoud Bey.
This exciting event is presented in conjunction with the must-see photography exhibition Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue at SAM. Traveling to the streets of Harlem, the coastal Sea Islands, sites of the historical Underground Railroad, and the American South, the photographs of Weems and Bey explore ideas grounded in the experiences of Black people refracted through issues of gender, class, and systems of power.
Weems has been honored with numerous accolades over her long career, including the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the BET Honors Visual Artist award, and The WEB Dubois Award from Harvard University, among others.
Tickets to this event are now sold out.
Ticket holders will have exclusive access to the galleries of this limited-run exhibition from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in advance of the talk.
Seating in the auditorium will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the auditorium is full, visitors will be seated in an adjacent overflow space and will view the conversation via live-stream. Tickets are only available online.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for members, seniors, and students, and free for children 14 and under.