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Past Event

Winter Educator Workshop: The Power of Portraits

Dec 3 2022

Seattle Art Museum

Simons Board Room

10:30 AM – 4 PM

Join SAM educators, teaching artists, and local experts as we consider personal and cultural representation, especially in connection to personal identity. Discover and examine how place, power, and history are conveyed through portraits in Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue at SAM's downtown location, as well as throughout SAM's collection.

This workshop will include time in the galleries, art-making activities, and curriculum connections to harness student perspectives through portraits and reflection.

The registration fee for this event is $35, or $30 for SAM Members. If cost is a barrier, please contact It includes resources and Washington State Clock hours. Classroom educators, paraeducators, subject area coaches, and administrators are welcome to attend. RSVPs to this event are greatly appreciated.

Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue is organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum, with presenting support generously provided by MillerKnoll. Additional support is provided by Wege Foundation, Agnes Gund, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Eenhoorn, LLC.

Lead Sponsors
4 Culture Logo

Major Sponsor
The Boeing Company

Supporting Sponsors
Carol Bobo
Margery Friedlander Exhibition Endowment
Anne Gerber Endowment
Perkins Coie LLP
Constance and Norman Rice

Support for K-12 programs during the 2022-2023 school year is provided by the BNSF Railway Foundation, Foster Foundation, and Freeman Foundation. Partial, sustained support for SAM’s K-12 programs is provided by an endowment established in 1999 by a National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant and the generous contributions of matching donors, including the Ann P. Wyckoff Education Endowment. The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the Seattle Art Museum has supported SAM K–12 programs since 1994.

A Young Man Resting on an Exercise Bike, Amityville, NY, 1988, Dawoud Bey, American, born 1953, gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 inches, © Dawoud Bey, courtesy of Stephen Daiter Gallery.

Seattle Art Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. We honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future.

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