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Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

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American Photography

Through 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

Installation view, Fiçcão e fabricação: Fotografia de arquitetura após a revolução digital, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, March 20–August 19, 2019. Artwork, left to right: © Jeff Wall, © Gregory Crewdson

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Fiçcão e fabricação
Fotografia de arquitetura após a revolução digital

March 20–August 19, 2019
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon
www.maat.pt

This exhibition, whose English title is Fiction and Fabrication: Photography of Architecture after the Digital Turn, looks at artists who have created and engaged with imagery of architecture. It examines how digital manipulation has enabled a fictionalization of architectural spaces, and explores architecture’s role in an expanded practice of photography within contemporary art. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, and Jeff Wall is included.

Installation view, Fiçcão e fabricação: Fotografia de arquitetura após a revolução digital, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, March 20–August 19, 2019. Artwork, left to right: © Jeff Wall, © Gregory Crewdson

Ed Ruscha, Azteca/Azteca In Decline, 2007, Broad Art Foundation © Ed Ruscha

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A Journey That Wasn’t

June 30, 2018–February 10, 2019
The Broad, Los Angeles
www.thebroad.org

This exhibition explores complex representations of time and its passage. The show includes more than fifty works drawn from the museum’s collection of postwar and contemporary art and features more than twenty artists, including Richard Artschwager, Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, and Ed Ruscha.

Ed Ruscha, Azteca/Azteca In Decline, 2007, Broad Art Foundation © Ed Ruscha

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006 © Gregory Crewdson

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New Territory
Landscape Photography Today

June 24–September 16, 2018
Denver Art Museum
denverartmuseum.org

This exhibition will survey contemporary landscape photography from around the world. More than eighty photographs will gauge how artists stretch the boundaries of traditional landscape photography to reflect the environmental attitudes, perceptions, and values of our time. Work by Gregory Crewdson and Sally Mann will be included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2006 © Gregory Crewdson

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled (10), 2000 © Ellen Gallagher

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Praying for Time

March 2–July 8, 2018
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
www.brandeis.edu

Marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall, the attacks of September 11, and civil war, the end of the twentieth century can also be viewed as a time that presaged immense global revolutions, both social and digital, that have transformed our world. Praying for Time reflects the diversity of voices and concerns in art produced during that pivotal period from 1980 through the early 2000s. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Ellen Gallagher, Richard Prince, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol is included. 

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled (10), 2000 © Ellen Gallagher

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson in
Making Home: Contemporary Art from the DIA

December 1, 2017–June 6, 2018
Detroit Institute of Arts
www.dia.org

This exhibition presents prints, drawings, and photographs that are concerned with idealistic representations of home. Works both affirm common symbols of domestic space and question popular ideas of home as a symbol of comfort, belonging, and permanency. Work by Gregory Crewdson is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 1998–2002 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2001 © Gregory Crewdson

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Inside Out
Photography and Psychology

February 7–May 12, 2018
DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt
www.dzbank-kunstsammlung.de

Photography and psychology are two very distinct fields that have significantly shaped our cultural modern age. The exhibition explores the correlation between the two areas and poses the question, In what ways has modern psychological inquiry influenced artistic and wider cultural production? And also, in counter to this, what potential does photography have to expose the capacities of the contemporary human psyche? Exhibits from the disciplines of both science and art will be on display. Work by Gregory Crewdson and Taryn Simon is included.

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2001 © Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson, The Shed, 2013 © Gregory Crewdson

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Gregory Crewdson
Cathedral of the Pines

November 12, 2017–January 7, 2018
Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland
en.csw.torun.pl

The deeply evocative series Cathedral of the Pines (2013–14), typical of Crewdson’s cinematic scope and complex narratives, is photographed against the backdrop of the rural town of Becket, Massachusetts. This exhibition has traveled from the Photographers’ Gallery in London.

Gregory Crewdson, The Shed, 2013 © Gregory Crewdson