• Installation view: A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration

A Movement in Every Direction: Roundtable Discussion with Exhibition Artists and Curators

Presented in partnership with UC Berkeley's Townsend Center for the Humanities

This roundtable discussion convenes the co-curators of A Movement in Every Direction, Jessica Bell Brown and Ryan N. Dennis, and artists Torkwase Dyson and Carrie Mae Weems. Moderated by Anthony Graham, BAMPFA Senior Curator, the program offers reflections on the exhibition, from its planning and development to the impact of its ongoing national tour.

About the Speakers

Jessica Bell Brown is Curator and Department Head for Contemporary Art at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Ryan N. Dennis is Senior Curator and Director of Public Initiatives at the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston.

Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953, Portland, Oregon; lives and works in Syracuse, New York) examines issues of race, class, and gender identity, working primarily in photography and video, but also exploring everything from verse to performance. Her central focus is looking at history as a way to better understand the present.

Torkwase Dyson (b. 1973, Chicago; lives and works in Beacon, New York) works in multiple mediums. Describing herself as a painter whose forms address the continuity of ecology, infrastructure, and architecture, she investigates our connections to imagination, materiality, geography, and belonging.

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