Feb 13–Mar 16
On these dates, enjoy reduced admission ($19 adults; $14 seniors and students) and see Fast Forward and Human Interest. Two floors are closed as we prepare for the 2017 Biennial.
Lorna Simpson is well known for her photographic works which often examine racial and gender identity. For this workshop Simpson joined families to discuss her work Please remind me of who I am (2009), on view in the exhibition Blues for Smoke. This work comprises a collection of historical images of anonymous African American women posing for photo booth portraits. Prior to the workshop, Simpson asked the group to bring old family photographs with them. Families used their photographs to create their own photo collages, re-contextualizing these images and adding in some photo booth images supplied by Simpson. They experimented with composition and used black ink to add to their visual narratives.Visit Lorna Simpson’s website