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Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2001–02 © Gregory Crewdson

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Photographing the Fantastic

November 20, 2021–September 4, 2022
NSU Art Museum, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
nsuartmuseum.org

Photographing the Fantastic explores photographs of magical moments, the uncanny, and the wondrous, drawn from the extensive photography collection of the NSU Art Museum, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Work by Gregory Crewdson and Vera Lutter is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2001–02 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2002 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson in
Chegar à boca da noite

April 30–August 28, 2022
Centro de Arte Contemporânea de Coimbra, Portugal
www.coimbra.pt

This exhibition, whose title translates to Arriving in the Middle of the Night, is organized in conjunction with Anozero, the Coimbra Contemporary Art Biennial, whose theme is “midnight.” The works on view are marked by a twilight ambience, reflecting the period of time that the Portuguese poet Camilo Pessanha referred to as “this vague suffering from the end of the day.” Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2002 © Gregory Crewdson

Taryn Simon, Ronald Jones; Scene of the arrest, South Side, Chicago, Illinois; Served 8 years of a Death sentence for Murder and Rape, from the series The Innocents, 2002 © Taryn Simon

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Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus Kanada und den USA

March 12–June 26, 2022
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria
www.museumdermoderne.at

This group exhibition, whose subtitle translates to Contemporary Photography from Canada and the USA, presents work by more than thirty North American artists spanning three generations whose photography is informed by our digital age—both through their employment of digital technologies and in terms of their engagement with the “flood of images” that defines visual culture of the twenty-first century. This exhibition has traveled from the Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany. Work by Gregory CrewdsonTaryn Simon, and Jeff Wall is included. 

Taryn Simon, Ronald Jones; Scene of the arrest, South Side, Chicago, Illinois; Served 8 years of a Death sentence for Murder and Rape, from the series The Innocents, 2002 © Taryn Simon

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson in
The Light Fantastic

January 29–May 30, 2022
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
crystalbridges.org

In The Light Fantastic, works by twenty-seven artists from the nineteenth century to today are displayed alongside one another as a meditation on light—a form of energy that shapes how artists and viewers alike understand color, volume, and composition. In addition to considering works in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography, viewers have the opportunity to discover how local community members use light in their own art making and to consider how the lighting of the gallery affects perceptions of the exhibition. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Pure Insecurity, 2019 © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

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Since Unveiling
Selected Acquisitions of a Decade

November 20, 2021–April 3, 2022
The Broad, Los Angeles
www.thebroad.org

Since Unveiling highlights artworks that have entered the Broad collection in the last decade, with some acquisitions completed as recently as this year. The fifty-seven works on view by twenty-nine artists represent many facets of contemporary art, from explorations of abstraction and figuration to examinations of place, identity, and narrative. Many works witness, critique, and interpret current events, speaking to politics and power structures. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, and Nathaniel Mary Quinn are included.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Pure Insecurity, 2019 © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson in
Colección Jumex: Temperatura Ambiente

October 7, 2021–February 13, 2022
Museo Jumex, Mexico City
www.fundacionjumex.org

This exhibition, whose title translates to Ambient Temperature, presents thirty-five works from the museum’s collection with the aim of creating a journey from the suffocating heat of the desert to the air-conditioned, impersonal spaces of contemporary life. Through videos, photographs, installations, and sculptures by international artists, the exhibition considers heat poetically—how it travels through the body, affecting experiences and emotions—against the backdrop of global climate change. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2003–08 © Gregory Crewdson

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Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus Kanada und den USA

November 6, 2021–February 13, 2022
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany
www.sprengel-museum.de

This group exhibition, whose subtitle translates to Contemporary Photography from Canada and the USA, presents work by more than thirty North American artists spanning three generations whose photography is informed by our digital age—both through their employment of digital technologies and in terms of their engagement with the “flood of images” that defines visual culture of the twenty-first century. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Taryn Simon, and Jeff Wall is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2003–08 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

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American Photography

August 24–November 28, 2021
Albertina, Vienna
www.albertina.at

This exhibition centers on the reimagining of iconography in American photography after 1945, when exaggeratedly idealized landscapes were replaced by everyday imagery that had previously been considered unworthy of portrayal. Some photographers captured the dynamic of big cities through a spontaneous pictorial language that often portrayed American society in a critical light. And, in a contrasting approach, others staged elaborate cinematic tableaux that grappled with photographic reality and illusion as well as with societal developments. Work by Richard Avedon and Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2007 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson in
The Expanded Landscape

June 29–October 10, 2021
Getty Center, Los Angeles
www.getty.edu

The contemporary photographers in this exhibition create large-scale works that expand our understanding of what landscape photography can be, favoring graphically abstract compositions, elevated vantage points that eliminate the horizon, experimental techniques, or personal relationships with a specific landscape. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2007 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Back Lot, 2018–19 © Gregory Crewdson

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Road Rage

June 25–September 20, 2021
The Church, Sag Harbor, New York
www.sagharborchurch.org

Road Rage brings together works by twenty-four artists who use the car as subject or material. Dating from the 1960s to the present, the paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, and animated film on display consider automobiles as tools of travel, consumption, and commerce, and as icons of wealth, class, leisure, power, destruction, and pollution. Work by Gregory Crewdson and Richard Prince is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Back Lot, 2018–19 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1996 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson
Fireflies

June 12–July 18, 2021
Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, Massachusetts
www.berkshirebotanical.org

In 1996, Gregory Crewdson spent a summer photographing fireflies each evening at his family’s cabin in the Berkshires. While the resulting body of work was a departure from his elaborately staged large-scale cinematic pictures, Fireflies speaks to the most elemental features of photography itself: beauty and meaning derived through light. Twenty-five years later, a selection of these small-scale black-and-white images have returned to the Berkshires, on display in a specially darkened exhibition space at the Botanical Garden.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1996 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2004 © Gregory Crewdson

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The Essl Collection
Photography

December 7, 2020–April 5, 2021
Albertina Modern, Vienna
www.albertina.at

Complementing an overview of the Essl Collection, which has been held by the Albertina since 2017, the lower level of the Albertina Modern is presenting a special exhibition of works from the Essl Collection’s photographic holdings. In addition to notable examples of contemporary photography, the show particularly focuses on representatives of the Becher School, who studied under the influential photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the 1970s. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, and Cindy Sherman is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2004 © Gregory Crewdson

Sally Mann, Sorry Game, 1989 © Sally Mann

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Vantage Points
Contemporary Photography from the Whitney Museum of American Art

December 18, 2020–March 15, 2021
Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina
www.ashevilleart.org

Vantage Points features a selection of photographic works from the 1970s to the mid-2000s that highlights how photography has been used to represent individuals, places, and narratives. Drawn exclusively from the Whitney Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition presents work by approximately twenty artists, including Gregory Crewdson, Sally Mann, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol.

Sally Mann, Sorry Game, 1989 © Sally Mann

Gregory Crewdson, Dream House, 2002 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson in
Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection

November 14, 2020–March 14, 2021
San Diego Museum of Art
www.sdmart.org

This exhibition features a broad sampling from the substantial holdings of local collectors Cam and Wanda Garner. Emphasizing iconic images by photographers from the twentieth century to the present, this group of pictures—diverse in subject, style, photographic medium, and chronology—presents an occasion to reflect on photography’s role in history and society, and to consider its future trajectory. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Dream House, 2002 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (Long Clump of Beetles), 1992–97 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson in
Le mauvais œil

September 19, 2020–February 21, 2021
FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
www.frac-auvergne.fr

Clément Cogitore’s 2018 film The Evil Eye lends this exhibition its title and, projected in the center of the museum, is also the show’s heart. Its soundtrack is broadcast in each of the institution’s rooms and accompanies the other works to create a sense of a whispered litany announcing the end of the world. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (Long Clump of Beetles), 1992–97 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2004 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson in
Home: Live > In Room

August 25, 2020–January 3, 2021
Whitechapel Gallery, London
www.whitechapelgallery.org

Considering the ways in which lockdown has affected experiences of art and culture, Whitechapel Gallery’s youth forum, Duchamp & Sons, presents a virtually curated display featuring artworks drawn from the Hiscox Collection. Confined to their homes and communicating virtually, the youth collective asked “How do we imagine a space where we have spent so much time over the past months? What does it mean to curate an exhibition from our kitchens and bedrooms, with our laptops and screens?” The selected artworks transport us to faraway destinations or compel us to look closer to home. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2004 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2005 © Gregory Crewdson

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Photography’s Last Century
The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection

March 10–November 30, 2020
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
www.metmuseum.org

This exhibition celebrates the remarkable ascendancy of photography in the last century, and Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee’s promised gift of over sixty photographs in honor of the Met’s 150th anniversary in 2020. The collection is particularly notable for its breadth and depth of works by women artists, its sustained interest in the nude, and its focus on artists’ beginnings. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2005 © Gregory Crewdson

Installation view, Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, Newfields, Indianapolis, July 17–October 25, 2020. Artwork © Gregory Crewdson

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Edward Hopper and the American Hotel

July 17–October 25, 2020
Newfields, Indianapolis
discovernewfields.org

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel explores the artist’s images of hospitality settings showcasing more than sixty of the artist’s paintings, drawings, watercolors, and illustrations. Also included are thirty-five works by American artists that similarly explore the visual culture of hotels, travel, and mobility from the early twentieth century to the present, including work by Gregory CrewdsonEd Ruscha, and Cindy Sherman. This show has traveled from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.

Installation view, Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, Newfields, Indianapolis, July 17–October 25, 2020. Artwork © Gregory Crewdson

Installation view, Feelings: Kunst und Emotion, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, November 7, 2019–October 4, 2020. Artwork © Richard Prince

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Feelings
Kunst und Emotion

November 7, 2019–October 4, 2020
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
www.pinakothek-der-moderne.de

One hundred paintings, objects, and films from contemporary artists invite the viewer to intuitively approach art from an emotional perspective. What does art provoke in us? To what extent does our view of art depend on our personal experiences and memories? This exhibition seeks to encourage this direct dialogue between artwork and viewer in order to stimulate an intense emotional engagement. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Richard Prince, and Cindy Sherman is included.

Installation view, Feelings: Kunst und Emotion, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, November 7, 2019–October 4, 2020. Artwork © Richard Prince

Cindy Sherman, Untitled (#112), 2003 © Cindy Sherman

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Andy Warhol bis Cindy Sherman
Amerikanische Kunst aus der Albertina

November 19, 2019–March 29, 2020
Schlossmuseum Linz, Austria
www.landesmuseum.at

Europe’s view of America is influenced by images of the entertainment industry: from film and television to advertising and newspapers. No other nation has placed so much reliance upon the power and impact of pictures and symbols as the US. With more than two hundred works of American art from 1960 to the present day, this large-scale exhibition, whose title translates to Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman: American Art from the Albertina Museum, aims to illustrate how much our perceptions of truth and reality, facts and fake news, owe to America’s visual culture. Work by Gregory CrewdsonRoy LichtensteinCindy ShermanAndy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann is included. 

Cindy Sherman, Untitled (#112), 2003 © Cindy Sherman

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006 © Gregory Crewdson

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Unseen
35 Years of Collecting Photographs

December 17, 2019–March 8, 2020
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
www.getty.edu

Commemorating the thirty-fifth anniversary of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collection of photographs, this exhibition reveals the breadth and depth of the Getty’s acquisitions through an array of its hidden treasures, none of which have been exhibited at the museum before. Spanning the history of the medium from its early years to the present day, Unseen highlights visual associations between photographs from different times and places to encourage fresh discoveries and underscore a sense of continuity and change within the history of the medium. Work by Gregory Crewdson and Taryn Simon is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006 © Gregory Crewdson

Ed Ruscha, Hotel, 1962 © Ed Ruscha

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Edward Hopper and the American Hotel

October 26, 2019–February 23, 2020
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
www.vmfa.museum

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel explores the artist’s images of hospitality settings showcasing more than sixty of the artist’s paintings, drawings, watercolors, and illustrations. Also included are thirty-five works by American artists that similarly explore the visual culture of hotels, travel, and mobility from the early twentieth century to the present, including work by Gregory Crewdson, Ed Ruscha, and Cindy Sherman.

Ed Ruscha, Hotel, 1962 © Ed Ruscha

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

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Shared Space
A New Era, Photographs from the Bank of America Collection

September 13–December 15, 2019
Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, Connecticut
www.usj.edu

This exhibition explores a changing social landscape captured in photography and video created over the span of nearly twenty-five years. Eighteen artists from nine countries explore how the physical spaces in which we interact—from city streets to rural landscapes—have evolved alongside our access to a virtual “global village.” Work by Gregory Crewdson and Andreas Gursky is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (beckoning bus driver), 2001–02, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York © Gregory Crewdson

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Vantage Points
Contemporary Photography

September 14–November 10, 2019
Peoria Riverfront Museum, Illinois
www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org

Vantage Points is a collaboration between the Peoria Riverfront Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The exhibition features photographs by twenty artists dating from the 1970s through the 2000s and explores the mythologies, theatricalities, and empirical narratives of identity and location from an American perspective. Work by Gregory Crewdson and Sally Mann is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (beckoning bus driver), 2001–02, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York © Gregory Crewdson