OSUMC Racial Justice Task Force invites you to an Evening at the Museum on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the Georgia Museum of Art. We will be viewing, experiencing and reflecting on two specific exhibits at the museum, “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects” and “Call and Response,” a collection of works by African American artists. After, we’ll gather for refreshments and discussion and response to what we have experienced.
“The Usual Suspects” includes recent photographic and video works by Weems, a world-renowned artist questioning stereotypes that associate Black bodies with criminality and lead to the deaths of Black men and women at the hands of police. The “Call and Response” collection was assembled specifically as a response to Weems’ work. Some works invite the viewer to interrogate myths and stereotypes about Black identity while others illuminate personal and collective aspects of power.
The group will meet at 6:15 p.m. in the Museum’s Education Room, just to the left of the main entrance. From 6:30 to 7:30, we will experience the exhibits as a group. At 7:30, we’ll return to the Education Room for discussion and response to what we have experienced, including actions we can take locally to advance the cause of racial justice. Refreshments will be served.
WARNING: Some images in the exhibits may trigger a trauma response. We want to minimize harm by giving people fair warning as some of the imagery may be intense for some viewers.