Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects
Organized by the LSU Museum of Art


Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects includes recent photographic and video works questioning stereotypes that associate black bodies with criminality. Images from the All the Boys and The Usual Suspects series implicate these stereotypes in the deaths of black men and women at the hands of police and confront the viewer with the fact of judicial inaction. Blocks of color obscuring faces point to the constructed nature of our notions of race and how these imagined concepts obscure humanity—here with very real and deadly outcomes. People of a Darker Hue, a meditative compilation of video, found footage, narration, and performance commemorates these deaths.


Considered one of the most influential contemporary American artists, Carrie Mae Weems has investigated family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems and the consequences of power. Determined as ever to enter the picture—both literally and metaphorically—Weems has sustained an on-going dialogue within contemporary discourse for over thirty years. During this time Carrie Mae Weems has developed a complex body of art employing photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation, and video.


9 works (5 diptychs, 2 installations of 5+ panels, and video projection)

Requires 150 linear feet

Participation fee of $10,000

Available for periods of 8–10 weeks, August 2019–December 2022

LSU Museum of Art makes all shipping arrangements, exhibitor pays pro-rated shipping


Courtney Taylor, Curator


Categories: Traveling Exhibitions