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Carrie Mae Weems: From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried Opening Reception
From the venue:<br>Hammonds House Museum launches its 30th Anniversary Season with an exhibition and film by acclaimed visual artist, Carrie Mae Weems. The exhibition, From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, exposes how photography has played a key role throughout history in shaping and supporting racism, stereotyping and social injustice. The film, “People of A Darker Hue” will be shown in an ongoing loop during exhibition hours. The 14 minute short, narrated by Weems, serves as requiem to the many black men and women who have been killed by law enforcement officers and lens into criminal justice policies which impact people of color.
The opening night reception will include a conversation with Anne Collins Smith, Spelman College Museum’s Curator of Collections, facilitated by Hammonds House Museum’s Interim Executive Director and exhibition curator Leatrice Ellzy Wright.