Carrie Mae Weems: I once knew a girl...


Tue - Sat, Sep 20 to Jan 7, 10:00am - 5:00pm


The Cooper Gallery, 102 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge

Presented by: The Cooper Gallery
Admission: Free and open to the public
Exhibition dates: Tuesday, September 20, 2016-Sunday, January 7, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tu-Sa 10 AM-5 PM
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OPENING RECEPTION: Monday, September 19, 6 PM
Artist Tour + Reception: Wednesday, September 28, 6 PM
Sundays at the Gallery: Sunday, November 6, 12 NOON
Artist Roundtable: Monday, December 5, 4 PM
Winter Open House: Saturday, January 7, 2017, all day

The Cooper Gallery presents the evocative work of internationally acclaimed photography and video installation artist Carrie Mae Weems, recipient of the 2013 MacArthur “Genius” grant and the 2015 W. E. B. Du Bois Medal. The exhibition highlights her storytelling tableaux that question our social constructs of power, race, and space and pose a more multi-dimensional concept of humanity. Organized in three parts, Beauty, Legacies, and Landscapes, the installation illuminates our social and aesthetic vistas—both real and imagined—and centers on Weems' stunning expressions of black beauty.