“Art Is a Demanding Mistress”: Carrie Mae Weems Delivers a Poetic Commencement Speech

by Carey Dunne on May 18, 2016

At Manhattan’s famed Radio City Music Hall, artist Carrie Mae Weems delivered a powerful commencement address to 1,100 graduates of the School of Visual Arts. “Working as an artist is one of the most difficult things I do, and at the same time it’s the only thing I can possibly do,” ...
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