Renowned American artist Carrie Mae Weems to deliver 2019 Miles and Katharine Culbertson Prentice Lecture on October 23


The Lunder Institute for American Art and the Colby College Museum of Art are pleased to welcome Carrie Mae Weems to deliver the 2019 Miles and Katharine Culbertson Prentice Distinguished Lecture. Considered one of the most influential contemporary 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.

This lecture is free and open to all.

October 23, 5:30–6:30 pm
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

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.

For more information about the Prentice Lecture, please email museum@colby.edu.

Image: Carrie Mae Weems, Magenta Colored Girl, 1997. Silver print with text on mat, 30 x 30 in. (76 x 76 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 2019.006