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Winter Educator Event

Sat, 12 Jan, 2013 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video
The next Educator Event celebrates the work of renowned photographer and Portland native, Carrie Mae Weems. The special exhibition opens February 2; docent guided and self-led tour times are available in our reservation system.

Carrie Mae Weems is a socially motivated artist whose works invite contemplation on issues surrounding race, gender, class, equity, and justice. This retrospective, which is comprised of more than 200 objects—primarily photographs but also written texts, audio recordings, fabric banners, and videos—will provide an opportunity to trace the evolution of Weems’ career over the last 30 years. Although she employs a variety of means and addresses an array of issues, an overarching commitment to better understanding the present by closely examining history and identity is found throughout her work. A notion of universality is also present: while African-Americans are typically her primary subjects, Weems wants “people of color to stand for the human multitudes” and for her art to resonate with audiences of all races.

This event will feature a sneak peak of the works included in the exhibition, presented by Julia Dolan, The Minor White Curator of Photography, as well as break out art-making sessions and a special speaker. The sessions will be led by artists and educators and cover topics across disciplines.

If you would like to attend the Winter Educator Event, please email with the session you would like to attend, your school name, and the subject(s) and grade(s) you teach. Space is limited and reservations will based on the order in which we receive your request.

Calendar: Educator Programs
Category: Evening for Educators
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