The Menu, 2020

Private tour of Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks

Date & Time:

Friday, July 28, 2023
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM


Seattle Art Museum

Carrie Dedon, Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at Seattle Art Museum, will lead a private tour of the museum’s newest exhibition. Soul of Black Folks is the debut solo museum exhibition for Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo (b. 1984), one of the most influential artistic voices of his generation. Working primarily in portraiture, Boafo is known for his vibrant use of color and thick, improvisational gestures created by his finger painting technique. His work is actively centered on Black subjectivity, Black joy, the Black gaze, and radical care as a foundational framework for his artistic practice. The exhibition presents over 30 works created by the artist between 2016 and 2022.