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"Carrie Mae Weems: Remember to Dream" opening soon at Hessel Museum of Art/CCS Bard

Revisits the range and breadth of Carrie Mae Weems’ prolific career through rarely exhibited and lesser- known works that demonstrate the evolution of her pioneering, politically engaged practice.
Moving beyond such iconic projects as the Kitchen Table Series (1990), the exhibition seeks to rebalance understanding of Weems’ artistic development over the past 30 years while locating her works in the context of her own lived experiences and commitment to activism, from growing up in Portland in the 1950s to meeting the Black Panthers in San Francisco in the 1960s to her involvement in the Black Lives Matter protests and more recent return to Portland to photograph the boarded-up downtown storefronts during the so-called “disturbances.”

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