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African American Voices: Carrie Mae Weems: The Gallery
Hello! And welcome to the online exhibition African American Voices: Carrie Mae Weems.
Through Artstor, we have selected a number of photographs from various collections and installations. Weems' art investigates the lives of ordinary African Americans in the mid-20th century, as well as historical violence against black people, especially women.
In her own words, from her website: "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. Determined as ever to enter the picture—both literally and metaphorically—Weems has sustained an on-going dialogue within contemporary discourse for over thirty years. During this time, Carrie Mae Weems has developed a complex body of art employing photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video."
Take a look through the gallery of images below, and check out resources tab to learn more about Carrie Mae Weems and her art.
Carrie Mae Weems. 2002. In the Halls of Justice (Dreaming in Cuba series). Photographs. Place: University of Florida: Harn Museum of Art, Museum purchase, funds provided by the Caroline Julier and James G. Richardson Acquisition fund and the 2004 Photo Forum Acquisition Fund. https://library.artstor.org/asset/AHARNIG_10313997303.
Carrie Mae Weems. 1990. Untitled (Man Reading Newspaper), from the series Kitchen Table. Photographs. Place: Collection of Eileen and Peter Norton. https://library.artstor.org/asset/LARRY_QUALLS_10310505859.
Carrie Mae Weems. 1990. Untitled (Woman standing) from the "Kitchen Table" Series. Photographs. Place: Seattle Art Museum, Gift of Vascovitz Family. https://library.artstor.org/asset/AWSS35953_35953_41318507.