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Sally Mann will be honored at the annual Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner and Auction in New York on May 22, 2018. The late Gordon Parks believed in the power of transforming lives through self-expression—primarily art. Mann has exemplified this model in her passion for capturing those she loves and the surrounding landscape that has defined her work.

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Sally Mann Shares Life Behind Her Iconic Images

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Sally Mann Shares Life Behind Her Iconic Images

Sally Mann sits down at Gagosian for a conversation with CBS journalist Charlie Rose to discuss the life, family, and stories behind her remarkable body of work.

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The Two Virginias

Art21 presents an exclusive video of Sally Mann speaking about the remarkable influence that Virginia Franklin Carter, her caretaker growing up, had on her life. Mann named her youngest daughter Virginia in her honor, and created photographs between the years of 1988 and 1991 titled The Two Virginias featuring the pair.

Museum Exhibitions

Sally Mann, One Blue Dew, 2005 © Sally Mann

Opening this Week

Sally Mann in
The Academic Body

May 22–July 13, 2019
American Academy in Rome
www.aarome.org

This exhibition tracks the ways in which the body has been interrogated and radically transformed in contemporary art. Artists today, working in a variety of media, liberated from academic conventions and the study of the ideal, have reconfigured classical prototypes to explore race, gender, and sexuality. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, One Blue Dew, 2005 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, The Turn, 2005 © Sally Mann

Closing this Week

Sally Mann
A Thousand Crossings

Through May 27, 2019
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
www.mfah.org

For more than forty years Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that span a broad body of work, including figure studies, still lifes, and landscapes. This show, with more than a hundred photographs, many of which have never been exhibited, explores how her relationship with the South has shaped her work. This exhibition originated at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Sally Mann, The Turn, 2005 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Under Blueberry Hill, 1991 © Sally Mann

On View

Sally Mann in
Confronting Childhood

Through June 9, 2019
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
artmuseum.princeton.edu

Confronting Childhood considers the complex reality of childhood and family life in the modern world. Spanning more than 150 years, the exhibition affords glimpses of children and their families through the vantage point of painting and photography. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Under Blueberry Hill, 1991 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Windsor by Moonlight, 1998 © Sally Mann

On View

Sally Mann in
Meditations on the Landscape in Art and Literature

Through July 27, 2019
University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford
museum.olemiss.edu

This exhibition celebrates the University of Mississippi Museum’s acquisition of William Dunlap’s Meditations on the Origins of Agriculture in America (1987) by bringing together works that celebrate the Southern landscape. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Windsor by Moonlight, 1998 © Sally Mann

Cy Twombly, The Song of the Border Guard, 1952 © Cy Twombly Foundation

On View

How Far Can Creativity Take You
VMFA Fellowship Artists

Through November 17, 2019
VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century, various locations throughout Virginia
www.vmfa.museum

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’s new state-of-the-art traveling museum and art studio offers an opportunity for residents of the Commonwealth to see and experience works of art from the collection up close. The inaugural exhibition, How Far Can Creativity Take You, celebrates the role this institution has played in the lives of fellowship recipients. Work by Sally Mann and Cy Twombly is included.

Cy Twombly, The Song of the Border Guard, 1952 © Cy Twombly Foundation

Sally Mann, Hatton Pond Baptist, 2008 © Sally Mann

Opening Soon

Sally Mann
A Thousand Crossings

June 18–September 22, 2019
Jeu de Paume, Paris
www.jeudepaume.org

For more than forty years Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that span a broad body of work, including figure studies, still lifes, and landscapes. This show, with more than a hundred photographs, many of which have never been exhibited, explores how her relationship with the American South has shaped her work. This exhibition originated at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Sally Mann, Hatton Pond Baptist, 2008 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Lean and her Father, 1983–85 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann in
Past Present Future: Building Photography at the New Orleans Museum of Art

September 7, 2018–March 17, 2019
New Orleans Museum of Art
noma.org

This three-part presentation examines the museum’s century long commitment to photography. The exhibition includes a partial re-creation of a groundbreaking 1918 show at the Delgado Museum of Art (later renamed the New Orleans Museum of Art);  recent acquisitions demonstrating the museum’s commitment to expanding its representation of globally diverse perspectives; and promised works signaling the continued growth of the collection. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Lean and her Father, 1983–85 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Bean’s Bottom, 1991 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann
A Thousand Crossings

November 16, 2018–February 10, 2019
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
www.getty.edu

For more than forty years Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that span a broad body of work, including figure studies, still lifes, and landscapes. This exhibition, with more than a hundred photographs, many of which have never been exhibited, explores how her relationship with the South has shaped her work. This exhibition originated at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Sally Mann, Bean’s Bottom, 1991 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Deep South, Untitled (Fontainebleau), 1998, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann
A Thousand Crossings

June 30–September 23, 2018
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
www.pem.org

For more than forty years Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that span a broad body of work, including figure studies, still lifes, and landscapes. This exhibition, with more than a hundred photographs, many of which have never been exhibited, explores how her relationship with the South has shaped her work. This exhibition has traveled from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Sally Mann, Deep South, Untitled (Fontainebleau), 1998, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC © Sally Mann

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

Sally Mann, Battlefields, Fredericksburg (Cedar Trees), 2001 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann
A Thousand Crossings

March 4–May 28, 2018
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
www.nga.gov

For more than forty years Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that span a broad body of work including figure studies, still lifes, and landscapes. This exhibition, with more than a hundred photographs, many of which have never been exhibited, explores how her relationship with the South has shaped her work.

Sally Mann, Battlefields, Fredericksburg (Cedar Trees), 2001 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Battlefield, Untitled, Antietam (Trenches), 2001 © Sally Mann

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Southern Accent
Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art

April 30–October 14, 2017
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
www.speedmuseum.org

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art explores the complex and contested space of the American South. Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker and Miranda Lash, the exhibition addresses the realities, fantasies, and myths that have captured the public’s imagination about the American South. Work by Sally Mann and Andy Warhol is included.

Sally Mann, Battlefield, Untitled, Antietam (Trenches), 2001 © Sally Mann

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