March 17, 2021 – January 22, 2023
West Building, Main Floor - Gallery 66
Be among the first to see our new acquisition, on display in conversation with a moving work of American sculpture.
Come and experience how Carrie Mae Weems responds to
In her untitled series of photographs, Weems uses images of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s memorial to commemorate the Great Migration of African Americans streaming north from the Jim Crow South after the Civil War. Layering text and pictures, Weems centers African American experiences that speak of racial pride and resilience, sacrifice and determination.
The Tangled Web of History
Carrie Mae Weems and The Shaw 54th Regiment Memorial
Carrie Mae Weems's series of seven photographs reframes a Civil War memorial to create a complex and compelling narrative about African American history.
Say Their Names
Researchers at the National Gallery of Art identified the names of the more than 1,500 soldiers and officers who served with the 54th Massachusetts Regiment between March 1863 and April 1865. See the full roster of names and additional information about individual soldiers.
Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington
Admission is always free and passes are not required.