Thursday, March 6, 2014
The Nasher Museum presents artist Carrie Mae Weems, who will deliver the Annual Rothschild Lecture. Based in Brooklyn and Syracuse, Weems is best known for her powerful and provocative photographs and videos that tell a story. She directly confronts stereotypes and confronts labels. This fall, Weems won a MacArthur “genius grant” Fellowship. The Nasher Museum acquired one of Weems’ important early works, Ode to Affirmative Action (below), which traveled around the country as part of the exhibition The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl and is on view this spring as part of the contemporary exhibition Sound Vision. The annual lecture is made possible by Barbra and Andrew Rothschild.
IMAGE: Carrie Mae Weems, Ode to Affirmative Action, 1989. Photograph and record, Framed, 24 x 30 inches. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Fund for Acquisitions, 2009.3.1. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.