Temporary Exhibitions, Jaffe and Hall Galleries
Featuring large-scale photographs printed in ink on muslin and canvas, this exhibition highlights the work of internationally renowned visual artist and contemporary photographer Carrie Mae Weems, along with a rich selection of photographs from Frances Benjamin Johnston's historic Hampton Album of 1900. The work of these two women, although distanced by time and race, is linked by their shared discipline and focus on the history and legacy of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (now Hampton University), founded with the mission to educate African Americans and, later, Native Americans.
Carrie Mae Weems: The Hampton Project, January 18 to March 9, 2003, is organized by the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Peter Norton Family Foundation. Its presentation at the Hood Museum of Art is generously supported by the Ray Winfield Smith 1918 Fund and the Eleanor Smith Fund.
Curated by Williams College Museum of Art, Director / Juliette Bianco, Deputy Director
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