Carrie Mae Weems, Nadine Carter Russell Chair Lecture
April 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Carrie Mae Weems, influential contemporary American artist, will present a Nadine Carter Russell Chair lecture at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103).
Esteemed contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems will give the annual Nadine Carter Russell Chair public lecture in art, also supported by the Reilly Visiting Artist Fund.
Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power. Determined as ever to enter the picture—both literally and metaphorically—Weems has sustained an on-going dialogue within contemporary discourse for over thirty years. During this time, Weems has developed a complex body of art employing photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video.
As the 2017-2018 Nadine Carter Russell Chair in Art, Weems will work with art students throughout the spring 2018 semester. The LSU Museum of Art’s annual collaborative exhibition with the LSU School of Art will feature Weems’ work this year.
More about the Nadine Carter Russell Chair
In 1998, Paula G. Manship bestowed a fund for the LSU College of Art & Design to establish the Nadine Carter Russell Chair, named for her niece, a 1967 graduate of the College of Art & Design with a degree in art history. The Nadine Carter Russell Chair enables the LSU College of Art & Design to annually bring a prominent artist, designer, or scholar to campus. The rotating chair provides outstanding opportunities for all disciplines within the college and allows the college to meet a variety of curriculum needs. The duties of the chair primarily focus on teaching and public lectures but vary depending on the recipient’s field of expertise.