You Became Mammie/Descending the Throne from the series From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried

With the pitch and timbre of an accomplished storyteller, Weems uses colloquial forms—jokes, songs, rebukes—in photographic series that scrutinize subjectivity and expose pernicious stereotypes. Weems’s vibrant explorations of photography, video, and verse breathe new life into traditional narrative forms: social documentary, tableaux, self-portrait, and oral history. Eliciting epic contexts from individually framed moments, Weems debunks racist and sexist labels, examines the relationship between power and aesthetics, and uses personal biography to articulate broader truths. Whether adapting or appropriating archival images, restaging famous news photographs, or creating altogether new scenes, she traces an indirect history of the depiction of African Americans of more than a century.—“Art in the 21st Century,” PBS

The Shape of Light: Contemporary Painting and Studio Glass

The Shape of Light: Contemporary Painting and Studio Glass

DATES / 
6/10
9/25/2022
The Shape of Light: Contemporary Painting and Studio Glass

The Shape of Light: Contemporary Painting and Studio Glass

DATES / 
6/10
9/25/2022