This event is a double celebration—of MoMA’s presentation of Carrie Mae Weems’s From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, currently on view in the second-floor contemporary galleries; and of the forthcoming Carrie Mae Weems anthology, part of the October Files series, edited by Sarah E. Lewis, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University, with Christine Garnier, 2020–2022 Wyeth Predoctoral Fellow, CASVA, National Gallery of Art.
Special Performance: "Amazing Grace" performed by trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis
The featured speakers for this Forum are:
Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Kimberly Juanita Brown, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, Dartmouth College
Huey Copeland, BFC Presidential Associate Professor in the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania, and Andrew W. Mellon Professor, National Gallery of Art
Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem
Agnes Gund, President Emerita and Life Trustee, The Museum of Modern Art, and Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, MoMA PS1
Robin Kelsey, Dean of Arts and Humanities and Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Professor of History of Art and Architecture and of Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Harvard University
Thomas J. Lax, Curator, Department of Media and Performance, The Museum of Modern Art
Sarah E. Lewis, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
Richard J. Powell, John Spencer Bassett Distinguished Professor of Art and Art History, Duke University
Carrie Mae Weems, artist
Deborah Willis, University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Co-organized by Sarah E. Lewis, Associate Professor, Harvard University; and Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator, MoMA
MoMA members are welcomed to attend. For information, please contact [email protected].
The Forums on Contemporary Photography are made possible through the generous support of the Joseph M. Cohen Family Collection.