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Art News :: B2 Fine Art Gallery/Studios supports Spelman College Fine Art Museum

B2 Fine Art Gallery/Studios supports Spelman College Fine Art Museum’s 15 x 15 Acquisitions Inititative by working within their community and beyond to raise funds to acquire the following artwork for the museum’s permanent collection:

Carrie Mae Weems (American, b. 1953)

I Looked and Looked and Failed to See What So Frightened You,


C-print diptych

36⅜ x 24⅜ inches each

Carrie Mae Weems has created a remarkable body of work that employs photography, sound, text, installation, and video to examine the complexities of family relationships, gender roles, history, racism, sexism, class, and political systems. She often inserts herself within her work as a muse protagonist to bear witness to, explore, and challenge perceptions of race, class, gender, and power. Weems, the recipient of many awards including the Rome Prize (2006), has been the subject of many solo exhibitions including Carrie Mae Weems: The Louisiana Project (Newcomb Gallery, 2005).

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To learn more about the 15 x 15 Initiative, see below:


The 15 x 15 Initiative:

Since 1996, the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art has distinguished itself as the only museum in the nation that emphasizes art by and about women of the African Diaspora. It has become recognized for its visionary leadership and for expanding the exhibitions offerings in Atlanta, the region, and beyond.

In celebration of its landmark 15th anniversary, the Museum has launched the 15 x 15 Initiative—an acquisitions project to purchase fifteen important works of art. This milestone initiative also includes special exhibition programming throughout the 2011– 2012 academic year. The Fifteen will enrich and expand Spelman College’s permanent collection and honor the Museum’s unique mission. By adding The Fifteen through the 15 x 15 Initiative, the Museum will expand

its permanent collection, which dates to the 1940s and includes more than 350 objects. The College’s permanent holdings include African art as well as works by celebrated African American artists including Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Hale Woodruff, and others.

Each of the 15 x 15 acquisitions has been carefully selected to build upon the College’s dynamic visual arts and collecting legacy. Acquisition priorities are by: María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Renée Cox, Lalla Essaydi, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Myra Greene, Varnette Honeywood, Ingrid Mwangi Robert Hutter, Lauren Kelley, Marcia Kure, Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry, Nandipha Mntambo**, Lorraine O’Grady, Howardena Pindell, Lorna Simpson, and Carrie Mae Weems.

Support the 15 x 15 Initiative Your investment in the 15 x 15 Initiative will help to bring critical works of art to Spelman College and make them a permanent part of the College’s collection. Friends of the Museum who join one of the special 15 x 15 Giving Circles will receive special 15th Anniversary benefits. At this exciting time in the Museum’s history, the Museum is appealing to Friends—old and new—to help catapult the Museum into the next phase of its evolution.

Thank you for your support!

Gary & Deborah Boone

[ Deborah Boone, Quilter & Fiber Artist ~ Spelman College, c/o 90 ]