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Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Tour

American Pastoral

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Britannia Street, London

Join Gagosian for a tour of the group exhibition American Pastoral. The show juxtaposes modern and contemporary works with historical American landscapes ranging from Albert Bierstadt’s depiction of the sublime in Sunset over the River (1877) to Edward Hopper’s tranquil seaside scene, Gloucester Harbor (1926). Gagosian’s Alice Godwin will focus on a select grouping of exhibited works that seek to challenge the idealized vision of the American Dream that has long been a rich topic of inquiry for artists in the United States. To attend the free event, RSVP to londontours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Installation view, American Pastoral, Gagosian, Britannia Street, London, January 23–March 14, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Theaster Gates, © Adam McEwen, Thomas Moran, © Richard Prince, © Banks Violette, © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view, Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at the Frick Collection, Frick Collection, New York, May 30–November 17, 2019. Artwork © Edmund de Waal

In Conversation

Edmund de Waal
Sally Mann

Friday, November 8, 2019, 6:30–7:30pm
Frick Collection, New York
www.frick.org

In conjunction with the exhibition Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at the Frick Collection, artist and writer Edmund de Waal will speak with Sally Mann about art and writing, and about the pair’s individual practices. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, RSVP to edevents@frick.org.

Installation view, Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at the Frick Collection, Frick Collection, New York, May 30–November 17, 2019. Artwork © Edmund de Waal

Announcements

Sally Mann, Georgia, Untitled (Allee), 1996 © Sally Mann

Award

Sally Mann
OPUS Award

Sally Mann is the 2021 recipient of the annual OPUS Award. Presented by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the award is bestowed to individuals who have made and continue to make significant contributions to the vibrant and complex fabric of American Southern art. Mann, who was born in Lexington, Virginia, began her photographic practice in the 1960s and has remained connected to her Southern roots, documenting the people and places of the region in various critically acclaimed bodies of work. The award will be presented in January 2022, at the museum’s annual “O What a Night” gala.

Sally Mann, Georgia, Untitled (Allee), 1996 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Georgia, Untitled (Kudzu), 1996 © Sally Mann

Award

Sally Mann
Centenary Medal

Sally Mann has been awarded the 2020 Centenary Medal by the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) of Great Britain, in recognition of her sustained, significant contribution to the field of photography. Founded in 1853, the RPS aims to make the art and science of photography more widely accessible. The international charitable organization is dedicated to increasing knowledge and understanding of photography and film, supporting photographers, and inspiring public engagement.

Sally Mann, Georgia, Untitled (Kudzu), 1996 © Sally Mann

Artwork © Sally Mann

Support

Plan Your Vote

Created in 2020, Plan Your Vote is an initiative of Vote.org that harnesses the power of the visual arts to promote and empower citizens to exercise their right to vote. The organization has collaborated with artists, including Davide Balula, Sally Mann, and Patti Smith, to create a public library of voting advocacy images, available for anyone to download and share, in order to help ensure everyone has a voting strategy and is vote ready. To check if you are registered to vote, or learn more about your voting rights, visit vote.org.

Artwork © Sally Mann

Photo: Annie Leibovitz

Award

Sally Mann

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.

Photo: Annie Leibovitz

Sally Mann Shares Life Behind Her Iconic Images

Video

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.

Sally Mann

Video

Sally Mann
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, Georgia, Untitled (Allee), 1996 © Sally Mann

On View

Sally Mann in
American Landscapes

Through November 19, 2021
David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, College Park
driskellcenter.umd.edu

American Landscapes presents a comprehensive narrative of the contribution of African American artists to the field of landscape art and the canon of American art. It is the first major exhibition in the Driskell Center’s physical space since the passing of Professor David C. Driskell in April 2020. The featured works date from circa 1850 to 2020 with over half selected from the Driskell Center collection. Additionally, thirty landscape works by Driskell, known for his love and depiction of pine trees, gardens, and landscapes, will be exhibited. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Georgia, Untitled (Allee), 1996 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Deep South, Untitled (Emmett Till River Bank), 1998 © Sally Mann

On View

New Symphony of Time

Opened September 7, 2019
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson
www.msmuseumart.org

New Symphony of Time expands the boundaries of Mississippi’s identity, casting light on a shared past to help reflect an expansive, more inclusive future. The exhibition aims to explore personal and collective memory, history and the connection to place, and the roles artists play in pursuit of civil rights and racial equity through ancestry. Themes include migration, movement, and home; shared humanity; environment; and liberty. Work by Titus Kaphar and Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Deep South, Untitled (Emmett Till River Bank), 1998 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Holding Virginia, 1989 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann in
Wilde Kindheit

May 12–September 5, 2021
Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria
www.lentos.at

This exhibition, whose title translates to Real Wild Child, presents works by 170 international artists from 1900 to the present day. Strong on critical acumen, empathy, irony, and humor, the artists document children’s happiness as well as their frustrations. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Holding Virginia, 1989 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Jessie at 5, 1987, Dayton Art Institute © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann in
Looking at Family: Photographs from the Collection

April 16–July 11, 2021
Dayton Art Institute, Ohio
www.daytonartinstitute.org

This exhibition, drawn from the Dayton Art Institute’s photography collection, presents a range of artworks in which artists analyze concepts of family, love, and relationships, often using family members and close friends as their muses and models. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Jessie at 5, 1987, Dayton Art Institute © Sally Mann

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

Jeff Wall, Daybreak (on an olive farm/Negev Desert/Israel), 2011 © Jeff Wall

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Among the Trees

March 4–October 31, 2020
Hayward Gallery, London
www.southbankcentre.co.uk

This exhibition brings together artworks that explore our relationships with trees and forests. Beginning with pioneering works from the late 1960s, Among the Trees surveys an expansive artistic terrain, including sculpture, painting, installation, video, and photography. The show invites viewers to consider trees as symbols and as living organisms that have helped to shape human civilization. Work by Sally Mann, Giuseppe Penone, and Jeff Wall is included.

Jeff Wall, Daybreak (on an olive farm/Negev Desert/Israel), 2011 © Jeff Wall

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

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How Far Can Creativity Take You
VMFA Fellowship Artists

October 30, 2018–May 16, 2020
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, Semaphore, 2003 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann in
Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography

November 9, 2019–March 8, 2020
Shelburne Museum, Vermont
shelburnemuseum.org

Time Lapse celebrates the work of thirteen artists working today in a vast array of nineteenth-century photographic processes, from daguerreotypes to photograms. These artists depict traditionally familiar subjects such as landscapes, portraiture, and still life through a contemporary lens. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Semaphore, 2003 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Tara and Tree Shadow, 1983–85 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann in
Forever Young: Representations of Childhood and Adolescence

October 5–December 31, 2019
Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island
newportartmuseum.org

Forever Young examines portrayals of childhood and youth from the eighteenth century to the present. The exhibition aims to explore the representation of children and childhood as symbolizing innocence, transition, growth, awakening, mortality, youth, education, and freedom or abandon. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Tara and Tree Shadow, 1983–85 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, On the Maury, 1992 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann
A Thousand Crossings

October 19–December 16, 2019
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
high.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, On the Maury, 1992 © Sally Mann

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Shape of Light
Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

September 20–December 15, 2019
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York
fllac.vassar.edu

Shape of Light presents a survey of Vassar’s collection of close to 4,500 photographs. The exhibition features numerous innovations in the history of photography including various types of photographic practices from daguerreotypes and gelatin silver prints to large-scale Polaroids and digital color prints as well as a wide range of styles and geographic focuses. Work by Sally Mann, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol is included.

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

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