The Seattle Art Museum presents the exhibition Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic from February 11–May 8, 2016. The exhibition features nearly sixty large-scale works—including paintings, sculpture, and stained glass by renowned artist Kehinde Wiley. Questions of race, gender, and politics of representation arise through Wiley’s use of contemporary people of color styled in traditional European portraiture conventions.


In response to this exhibition, SAM and Seattle-area community partners are highlighting events and performances focusing on themes found in Kehinde Wiley’s work.

Special thanks to our community partners with whom we are honored to collaborate and celebrate with throughout the duration of the Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic exhibition.

Community Partners:

Bellevue Arts Museum
Center for MultiCultural Health
Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas
EMP Museum
Gage Academy of Art
Highline Public Schools
Hugo House
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery
Martyr Sauce
Northwest African American Museum
Northwest African American Museum Youth Curators
Office of Arts & Culture Seattle
Recovery Cafe
Seattle Children’s Theatre
Seattle Public Library
Seattle Public Schools
Seattle Public Theater
Spectrum Dance Theater
White Center Promise
Youth Speaks