The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is pleased to bring acclaimed American photographer An-My Lê to Baltimore for an artist talk and reception held at the Maryland Insitute College of Art's (MICA) Brown Center on Saturday, October 12 at 2 p.m.
The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is pleased to bring acclaimed American photographer An-My Lê to Baltimore for an artist talk and reception held at the Maryland Insitute College of Art's (MICA) Brown Center on Saturday, October 12 at 2 p.m. Led by BMA Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Ann Shafer, the discussion will explore Lê’s fascinating perspective of the military and her creative process. Audience members are invited to ask questions and continue the conversation over coffee. The event is co-sponsored by the BMA's Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art and Print, Drawing & Photograph Society and MICA's Department of Photography. There is no admission charge and all are welcome to attend.
Front Room FrF Front Room: An-My Lê, on view at the BMA October 9 – February 23, 2014, features 21 compelling black-and-white and color photographs from four series of the artist's work. A 2012 winner of the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” Lê examines the multi-layered roles the military plays across a variety of settings without focusing on actual combat or war zones. Regarding herself as a landscape photographer, she frames her subjects on immense backdrops to highlight the tension between the power of the natural world and the force of humans and their machines. Lêand her family came to the United States as political refugees in 1975 during the final year of the Vietnam War, which has had a strong impact on her work.
Lê (born 1960, Vietnam) received BAS and MS degrees in biology from Stanford University (1981, 1985) and an MFA from Yale University (1993). She has received many awards, including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1997) and the New York Foundation for the Arts (1996). She has had one-person exhibitions at Dia Beacon (2006), and at PS1/MoMA (2002), and a traveling exhibition was organized and circulated by the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago (2006). She was included in MoMA’s New Photography series in 1997.