Carrie Mae Weems: The Kitchen Table Series
Thursday June 30: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Carrie Mae Weems’ stellar career in photography and the arts took off two and a half decades ago with the completion of her Kitchen Table Series, classic, revolutionary images of home life that dramatized theretofore unexamined aspects of black life. The series’ mix of personal and archetypal aspects of home life, its measured depiction of relationships between men and women, the old and the young, has made it a touchstone since its first exhibition in 1990.
For the first time, the Kitchen Table Series has been restored and recontextualized in book form, with a print edition from Damiani featuring an essay by Adrienne Edwards, scholar and curator-at-large at Minneapolis’ influential Walker Art Center. Join Adrienne and Carrie Mae in the Rare Book Room for a discussion of the genesis, execution, and legacy of the iconic work.
Buy a copy of Kitchen Table Series or a $20 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the store at 828 Broadway.