Carrie Mae Weems
Miles and Katharine Culbertson Prentice Lecture
The Lunder Institute for American Art and the Colby College Museum of Art welcomed Carrie Mae Weems to deliver the 2019 Miles and Katharine Culbertson Prentice Distinguished Lecture on October 23, 2019. Among the most influential of living American artists, Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power. Weems has sustained an ongoing dialogue within contemporary discourse for over thirty years, during which time she has developed a complex body of art employing photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video.
Weems was a 2013 recipient of the MacArthur “genius” grant, was one of the first people to receive a Medal of Arts from the U.S. Department of State, and was conferred with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors.
The Miles and Katharine Culbertson Prentice Distinguished Lecture is cosponsored by the Colby Museum, Lunder Institute for American Art, Center for the Arts and Humanities and Art Department.