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Lectures, Talks, Readings

Conversations on Art:
Dawoud Bey

Mon, May 19, 2014  7 PM

Location: Robert J. Hurst Family Gallery (Lower Gallery)

Biennial artist Dawoud Bey, along with art historian and curator Sarah Lewis and scholar Imani Perry, will reflect on the role of art and photography in the visualization and construction of race, memory, and history. Taking a cue from the artist’s Birmingham Project, this roundtable discussion will explore the ways in which the black subject has been represented in Birmingham, Alabama and other areas of the South during the Civil Rights Movement.

$8 general admission; $6 senior citizens and students. This program is free for members but advance registration is required by emailing memberinfo@whitney.org with your name and membership number.

Dawoud Bey, Maxine Adams and Amelia Maxwell (from The Birmingham Project), 2012. Two pigmented inkjet prints mounted on dibond, 40 × 64 in. (101.6 × 162.6 cm) overall. Collection of the artist. © Dawoud Bey

Dawoud Bey, Maxine Adams and Amelia Maxwell (from The Birmingham Project), 2012. Two pigmented inkjet prints mounted on dibond, 40 × 64 in. (101.6 × 162.6 cm) overall. Collection of the artist. © Dawoud Bey