Join The Print Center for this special opening event:
Gallery Talk: 5:30pm
Opening Reception: 6:00 – 7:30pm
The exhibition will be on display from September 12 - November 16.
Keith Carter: Seek & Find is the artist’s first exhibition in Philadelphia and the premiere of his latest series “Walt Whitman: ‘Beautiful Imperfect Things’”. A nationally-recognized artist and teacher with an extraordinary roster of achievements, Carter embarked on this project while in North Carolina on a Cassilhaus Residency in 2018. The Duke University collection provided him access to the most intimate materials from the celebrated American writer’s life, including a well-preserved lock of the author’s hair. From Whitman’s personal correspondence with his mother to drafts of his magnum opus Leaves of Grass, Carter’s photographs explore the many sides of Whitman’s complex character. The exhibition and its public programs enrich the legacy of Whitman at the bicentennial of his birth as well as critically examine his ideas in light of current events. Free and open to the public
Image: Keith Carter. Tea Stain, 2018-2019, from the series “Walt Whitman: ‘Beautiful Imperfect things.’” Courtesy of the Artist.