This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Carrie Mae Weems. A new retrospective exhibition of Weems’s work titled, “Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video,” opened last week at Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
Among the works Weems and I talked about was her 2001 meditation on the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, including how Weems became interested in exploring their story and whether she’s had her own DNA/genealogy studied. (Short answer: Look for it soon on PBS!) See the entire arc of “The Jefferson Suite” here.