At the McMullen: Weems exhibit casts a harsh yet cleansing light on racial tensions – Entertainment & Life – Wicked…


BOSTON – Carrie Mae Weems’ art kicks viewers in the gut, stirs their consciences and forces them to wonder how familiar images of non-white people have distorted the way they think about race.

An award-winning photographer who explores the power of imagery to shape perceptions, Weems is displaying more than 120 works in a profound and powerful exhibit at the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College.

Her exhibit, “Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement,” transcends politics to offer art that casts a harsh yet cleansing light on racial tensions currently afflicting the U.S.

Museum Director Nancy Netzer called Weems “one of the most innovative and powerful artists in America” whose work “addresses the most pressing and complex problems in current minds.”

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