Carrie Mae Weems, a 2013 MacArthur Grantee, received her first camera for her 21st birthday. Since then, she has used photography in conversation with sculpture, poetry and video to bravely interrogate issues of race, class and gender in contemporary society.
Construction will begin on schedule for the McMurtry Building, the new home of Stanford’s Art & Art History Department, in summer 2013. The structure is intended to invigorate the department and strengthen its presence on campus.
The Cantor Arts Center announced the appointment of Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell as the new Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator of Drawings, Prints and Photographs. Mitchell will begin her duties, which include overseeing almost 7,000 artworks from the 15th to the 20th century, in November.
High School Summer Session and summer classes begin today … Chiney Ogwumike ’14 named National Female Athlete of the Year … Stanford Unicycle Basketball team featured in a documentary … Last two weeks for the Chinese Ink Painters exhibit at Cantor … Law professor Joseph A. Grundfest interview … Stanford news from around the web for Monday, June 21, 2010.