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About the program
MacArthur Award winner and Syracuse University Artist in Residence Carrie Mae Weems speaks about her public art and public health project Resist Covid / Take 6!, which combines Weems’ photographs with messages that promote health and safety, offer hope, give thanks to frontline workers, and highlight the staggering death toll of COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact of the virus on Black, Brown, and Native American communities. Learn more about the Northern Berkshires and Southern Vermont activation of Resist Covid / Take 6! here.
Carrie Mae Weems in Conversation is co-sponsored by the Davis Center at Williams College, the Class of 1960 Scholars and Fellows, the Office of Special Academic Programs, and the Williams College Museum of Art. We thank the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Usdan Gallery at Bennington College, the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and THE OFFICE performing arts + film for their partnership.
The students participating in the conversation are: (from Williams College) Nick Beischer, ’21, Zoe Dobuler, MA ’21, Kimberlean Donis, ’24, Alejandro Flores Monge, ’22, Kailyn Gibson, ’22, and Petra Hinds, ’24; (from Bennington College) Ara Aman, ’21, and Sbobo Ndlangamandla, ’21; and (from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts) Nhi Lam, ’22, and Ashanti Thomas, ’21.
About the artist
Through image and text, film and performance, and her many convenings with individuals across a multitude of disciplines, Carrie Mae Weems has created a complex body of work that centers on her overarching commitment to helping us better understand our present moment by examining our collective past. Weems has received a multitude of awards, grants, and fellowships, including the MacArthur Award; U.S. Department of State’s Medals of Arts; Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome; the National Endowment of the Arts; and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, among many others.
Major solo exhibitions of Carrie’s work include Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2014), and the traveling exhibition Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville (2012), and also shown at: Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University; and Guggenheim Museum, New York, (2013–2014).
Weems is represented in public and private collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, London, England; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery and is currently Artist in Residence at the Park Avenue Armory and Syracuse University.
Weems lives in Syracuse, New York, with her husband Jeffrey Hoone, who is Executive Director of Light Work.