April 30, 2021

Miles and Katharine Culbertson Prentice Distinguished Lecture: An-My Lê, in conversation with Gary Green

Colby College Museum of Art

An-My Lê, Fragment VII: High School Students Protesting Gun Violence, Washington Square Park, New York City, 2018. From the series “Silent General.” © An-My Lê. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery.

The Colby College Museum of Art is pleased to announce that An-My Lê will present the museum's 2021 Miles and Katharine Culbertson Prentice Distinguished Lecture.

This event is free and open to all. Zoom link available upon registration.

By means of photographs that are at once exacting and ambiguous, An-My Lê interrogates power and identity as they manifest across the landscapes of war and national security. She invites viewers into militarized and surveilled spaces, asking them to consider how violence is enacted and where the true threats to collective and individual safety lie. In this conversation, Lê will discuss her process, the history and politics of landscape photography, recent projects, and works held in the Colby Museum’s collection. Born and raised in Saigon, she lives and works in Brooklyn and is Professor of Photography at Bard College. She has published two monographs, Small Wars and Events Ashore. In 2020 the Carnegie Museum of Art presented her first career retrospective, On Contested Terrain. Lê will be in conversation with Gary Green, Associate Professor of Art at Colby College.

Founded in 1959, the Colby College Museum of Art is a teaching museum, a destination for American art, and a place for education and engagement with local, national, and global communities. Part of Colby College, the museum is located in Waterville, Maine, and actively contributes to Colby’s curricular and co-curricular programs and to the region’s quality of life. It inspires connections between art and people through distinctive exhibitions, programs, and publications and through an outstanding collection that emphasizes American art and contemporary art within holdings that span cultures and time periods. The Colby Museum actively seeks to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and access across all of its work and to advocate for the community value of art, artists, and museums in engaging with today’s most vital questions. Learn more and register.

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