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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2011
The Williams College Museum of Art Co-presents
Carrie Mae Weems `Slow Fade to Black'
at Downstreet Art
Press Contact: Kim Hugo, Public Relations Coordinator; (413) 597-3352;
NORTH ADAMS, MA Award-winning photographer and artist Carrie Mae Weems brings her
exhibition, "Slow Fade to Black" to DownStreet Art on Thursday, July 28. The show will run through
An opening reception will be held in the Legacy Gallery, 28 Holden St., 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, July
28. The event, which is part of DownStreet Art Thursdays, is free and open to the public.
Co-presented with the Williams College Museum of Art, Carrie Mae Weems' "Slow Fade to Black"
comes to DownStreet Art through Down East Gallery, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts'
(MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center and the "Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival."
Weems' photographs, films and videos focus on issues that face African Americans today such as
racism, gender relations, politics and personal identity. Her work has been displayed in more than 50
exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad.
For this exhibition, Weems takes a critical look at the historical drama staging, presenting several
interlocking narratives works that play across the historical divide.