Carrie Mae Weems



  • Eight contemporary artists reflect on Carrie’s art and activism.
  • Read the article.
  • Carrie is one of ten artists contributing to Unstoppable Art.
  • When asked by ARTnews about her involvement in the project, Carrie said, "In the darkest hours, the struggle is to keep on pushing, to keep on advancing, to rebel and to protest, to lift our voices against all forms of injustice as we attempt to address the wrongs of the past, to move to higher ground and to hold on tighter to hope, to one another and to love."
  • Carrie Mae Weems: The Shape of Things at the Park Avenue Armory, December 17, 2017. The Shape of Things was a historic convening of artists, critical thinkers, performers who engaged with the history of violence through poetry, music, and screenings.
  • Read a review of the event at Artnet.
  • Shape of Things poster

Conversations and Other Appearances

  • Crystal Bridges Distinguished Speaker Lecture
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  • Bentonville, AR
  • 8 December 2017
  • Watch on YouTube
  • The Shape of Things
  • Park Avenue Armory
  • New York, NY
  • 17 December 2017

Video, TV, Audio

  • Through a Lens Darkly
  • A film by Thomas Allen Harris featuring Carrie
  • View trailer.

Social Studies 101 Projects


  • Heave
  • 2018 Cornell University Biennial
  • Cornell University
  • Ithaca, NY
  • 20 September to 5 November 2018
  • Family Pictures
  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • 14 September 2018 to 20 January 2019
  • Dimensions of Black
  • Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
  • University of California, Davis
  • Davis, CA
  • 17 September to 28 December 2017
  • Medium
  • Zuckerman Museum of Art
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Kennesaw, GA
  • 29 August to 3 December 2017
  • Blue Black
  • Pulitzer Arts Foundation
  • St. Louis, MO
  • 9 June to 7 October 2017
  • Viewpoints
  • Henry Art Gallery
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, WA
  • 18 February to 18 June 2017



  • Major retrospective "Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video"traveled the United States in 2013 and 2014. Please visit the Retrospective page for information about the retrospective including links to articles and reviews.
  • Poster style announcement of exhibit featuring image from the Romaing series