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Artist Talk: Carrie Mae Weems

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

FRESH TALK: Carrie Mae Weems—Can an artist inspire social change?

Over the past 25 years, artist Carrie Mae Weems has developed a complex body of art that has employed photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation and, most recently, video to investigate family relationships, gender roles, and the histories of racism, sexism, class and political systems. Weems discusses her belief that the responsibility of an artist is to “to make art, beautiful and powerful, that adds and reveals; to beautify the mess of a messy world, to heal the sick and feed the helpless; to shout bravely from the roof-tops and storm barricaded doors and voice the specifics of our historic moment.”
Program attendees are invited to stay for Sunday Supper, a communal dinner that continues the conversation over food, drink and diversions.

Reservations required.