Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue

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9.9 X 11.2 X 0.8 inches | 3.0 pounds

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About the Author
Dawoud Bey (born in New York, 1953) has for decades made groundbreaking and evocative work about the histories of Black communities. His numerous honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. A major career retrospective of his work, An American Project, was co-organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2020-22). Bey holds a master of fine arts degree from Yale University School of Art and is currently professor of art and a former Distinguished College Artist at Columbia College Chicago, where he has taught since 1998. His books include Class Pictures (Aperture, 2007), Seeing Deeply (2018), Dawoud Bey on Photographing People and Communities (Aperture, 2019), and Street Portraits (2021).

Established by an Act of Congress in 2003 and opened to the public in 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.

Kinshasha Holman Conwill is deputy director of the NMAAHC and former director of the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Carrie Mae Weems, one of today's most influential contemporary American artists, has work in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and London's Tate Modern. Her previous publications include The Hampton Project (Aperture, 2001), Kitchen Table Series (2016), and Strategies of Engagement (2018). Weems has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award, and a US Department of State Medal of Arts.
DANA FRIIS-HANSEN is Director and CEO of the Grand Rapids Art Museum.