• Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo
  • January 13, 2018 to
    April 11, 2018
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • January 13, 2018 to
    April 11, 2018
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • $5/Students $2/Free for members, children through age 12, school groups, and active military personnel


Event Description

Inspired by James VanDerZee's Harlem Portrait photographs of the early 1900s, Dawoud Bey revisited the historic New York neighborhood in the 1970s and exhibited his own photographs as 'Harlem U.S.A.' This exhibition brings these 20th-century projects together with Bey's 'Harlem Redux' of 2014-16. In these new images, Bey responds to a sense that Harlem's unique character and identity are in flux. He shows a neighborhood in transition: once a vibrant and celebrated community now becoming more gentrified and homogenized. The recent large-format, color photographs seek to answer the question: What does a community look like while undergoing such a dramatic transformation?

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