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Dawoud Bey To Be Featured Speaker At Arnold And Augusta Newman Lecture Series

Known for his arresting photographs of Birmingham, AL and Harlem, NY in the 1960s and 70s, artist Dawoud Bey will speak about his latest projects at the Lowe on March 30 at 7 pm. A reception will follow his talk, which is a part of the Museum's Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography.

Born in New York City, Dawoud Bey began his career in 1975 with a series of photographs entitled "Harlem, USA," which was featured in Bey's first solo exhibition at Harlem's Studio Museum four years later. His most recent works include "The Birmingham Project," which poignantly depicts the tragic events of the 1963 bombing of the 16thStreet Baptist Church in Birmingham; and "Harlem Redux," which highlights how the Harlem community is being reshaped through gentrification with its attendant displacement of memory and sense of place.

Bey's works have been exhibited worldwide at institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Barbican Centre in London, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, Bey holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University and is currently Distinguished College Artist and Professor of Art at Columbia College Chicago, where he has taught since 1998.

The Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography brings distinguished and compelling artists to the Lowe twice yearly to share their experiences, vision, techniques, and photos with South Florida audiences. It is generously supported by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation. For more details, visit Tickets are $15, complimentary for Lowe members, and can be purchased online at

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The Lowe Art Museum ( is located on the campus of the University of Miami at 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, Florida. With a Permanent Collection of 19,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of world culture, the Lowe is committed to serving as a vital resource for education and enrichment through art. Its dynamic permanent and temporary exhibitions establish the Lowe as a keeper of memories, a showcase for masterworks, an igniter of awe and wonder, and a bridge between yesterday and today.

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