“‘Don’t Let Me Be Lonely’: A Lecture by Carrie Mae Weems”
Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Carrie Mae Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power through art employing photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video. Weems has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frist Center for Visual Art, and the Solomon Guggenheim Museum. Weems has received awards, grants, and fellowships, including the prestigious Prix de Roma, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Alpert. In 2012, Weems was presented with one of the first US Department of State’s Medals of Arts in recognition for her commitment to the State Department’s Art in Embassies program and in 2013 Weems received the MacArthur “Genius” grant as well as the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She is currently Artist in Residence at the Park Avenue Armory.
This lecture is presented in conjunction with “Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement” on exhibit at the McMullen Museum of Art from September 10 – December 13, 2018.
Cosponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts.
Monday, September 10 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm