Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video on View at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video on View at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

American author and photojournalist Eudora Welty once said, “A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” I wholeheartedly believe in that statement, which is why I jump at the opportunity to visit museums and galleries that display works in that medium. From breathtaking landscapes, to poignant human interactions and intense action shots, a photograph is a lasting reminder of the past, and, in a lot of ways, can shape the future. Today, the exhibit Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. On view thru May 14, this is the first major New York museum retrospective devoted to Weems’ work—documenting African American experiences, which in turn makes the viewer contemplate issues surrounding race, gender and inequality. Visitors to the Guggenheim can view more than 120 works in the exhibition, including an extensive collection of photographs, as well as texts, videos and an audio recording. For more on the exhibit, click here.

 

Photo Caption:
Carrie Mae Weems
Listening for the Sounds of Revolution (from Dreaming in Cuba), 2002
Gelatin silver print, 28 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches (72.4 x 72.4 cm)
Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
© Carrie Mae Weems

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