BEHIND THE LENS

The Guggenheim celebrates the work of a true genius

In September, photographer Carrie Mae Weems, along with 22 others, was awarded the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” a coveted accolade that she earned for transforming the “understanding of social identity and visual imagery.” It’s an award she seems to have been working toward since she began taking pictures in the ’70s. “Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video” is a multifaceted exhibition that includes her groundbreaking “Kitchen Table” series, which focused on family, domestic space, and the urban landscape. Her works feature African-Americans, and Weems has said she wants “people of color to stand for the human multitudes” and for her art to resonate with all audiences.
Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: Jan. 24. Continues through May 14, 2014

 
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