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University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) pres.

Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series: Carrie Mae Weems: A History of Violence, Heave

For over thirty years Carrie Mae Weems, through the use of image, text, film, and video, has created a complex body of work that centers on her overarching commitment to helping us better understand our present moment by examining our collective past.  As a result of this work, Weems has received numerous awards, grants, and fellowships including the MacArthur “Genius” grant; US Department of State’s Medals of Arts; Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome; the National Endowment of the Arts; and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, among many others.   Her artwork is included in public and private collections nationally and internationally including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Tate Modern, London, England; the Museum of Modern Art, NY and Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, SF, CA. Weems is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

This program is co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

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