A Conversation with Carrie Mae Weems Thursday at Columbia University


A Conversation with Carrie Mae Weems and Patricia J. Williams

Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m.
Columbia University, Jerome Green Hall, Room 102
West 116th Street between Amsterdam Ave and Morningside Dr.
To register and reserve a seat, please visit neighbors.columbia.edu

Join Season 5 featured artist Carrie Mae Weems and Patricia J. Williams, the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University in conversation as they explore critical issues of race, history, and memory through the artist’s work, making connections to current cultural and political events of our time. A screening of Carrie Mae Weems’ segment from the Art:21 episode Compassion will proceed the conversation.

This event is co-presented by Art21 and The Studio Museum in Harlem. The event is hosted by Columbia University, Office of Government and Community Affairs.

Carrie Mae Weems is featured in the Season 5 (2009) episode Compassion, which premiered last Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 10:00 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Missed Compassion on TV? Watch it online!

Preview Weems’s Season 5 segment here.

Have a question for Carrie Mae Weems? Tell us in the comments below for a chance to have it asked at the event. If so, we’ll post her response on this site.