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Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Drips and Newspaper), 1999 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann and Cy Twombly
Remembered Light

Through May 7, 2023
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
www.mfa.org

This exhibition brings together three sculptures by Cy Twombly, on loan from the Cy Twombly Foundation, and thirteen photographs by Sally Mann from her Remembered Light series (1999–2012). Twombly and Mann were both born and raised in the southeastern state of Virginia. Mann photographed Twombly’s Lexington home and studio over several years, from 1999 until after his passing in 2011. Through her lens, she sought to capture aspects of his life, his inner world, and his appreciation for the past. Appearing alongside Twombly’s sculptures, the photographs—pervaded by the same themes of life, mortality, and remembrance present in Mann’s other work—form a poetic dialogue between these two friends and their powerful artistic visions.

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Drips and Newspaper), 1999 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, The Bath, 1989 © Sally Mann

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Monochrome Multitudes

Through January 8, 2023
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
smartmuseum.uchicago.edu

Revisiting classic modernist ideas about flatness, idealized form, and colors, this exhibition opens up the seemingly reductive format of the monochrome to reveal its global resonance and creative possibilities while working toward a more expansive narrative of twentieth and twenty-first century art. Work by Alexander Calder, Walter De Maria, Helen Frankenthaler, Theaster Gates, Frank Gehry, Sally Mann, and Richard Serra is included.

Sally Mann, The Bath, 1989 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Emmett, Jessie and Virginia, 1989 © Sally Mann

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Presence
The Photography Collection of Judy Glickman Lauder

Through January 15, 2023
Portland Museum of Art, Maine
www.portlandmuseum.org

Presence aims to capture the full spectrum of the human experience, from the anonymous to the celebrity and from the everyday to era-defining events such as the Great Depression, the Holocaust, and the civil rights movement. With approximately 140 photographs by seventy artists, the exhibition is drawn entirely from the collection of Judy Glickman Lauder. Work by Richard Avedon and Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Emmett, Jessie and Virginia, 1989 © Sally Mann

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

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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, Candy Cigarette, 1989 © Sally Mann

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Beyond the Frame

July 8–October 30, 2022
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago
www.mocp.org

Beyond the Frame explores highlights from the museum’s permanent collection of more than 16,500 works. Each gallery focuses on a recurring topic in photography, such as portraiture and the human subject, landscape and place, and staged and constructed images. Work by Deana Lawson and  Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Candy Cigarette, 1989 © Sally Mann

Mary Weatherford, Engine, 2014, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

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America. Entre rêves et réalités
La collection du Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection

June 9–September 11, 2022
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Canada
www.mnbaq.org

Featuring more than a hundred paintings, photographs, sculptures, and video works drawn from the permanent collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, this exhibition, whose title translates to America. Between Dreams and Realities, offers a broad overview of modern and contemporary American art. Organized thematically, it looks carefully and critically at the notion of the American dream and uncovers how artists have variously grappled with questions of identity, the challenges of globalization, the realities of everyday life in America, and the complexities of its technological and political revolutions. Work by Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Sally Mann, Man Ray, Brice Marden, Nam June Paik, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and Mary Weatherford is included.

Mary Weatherford, Engine, 2014, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC © Mary Weatherford. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio

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

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Sally Mann in
Women’s Work: A Survey of Female Photographers

April 16–September 11, 2022
Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, Florida
mfastpete.org

Women’s Work aims to emphasize the contributions women have made in the making and advancement of photography. This exhibition from the museum’s collection explores the rich visual testimony of women as a driving force in modern photography from its emergence to contemporary times. Work by Sally Mann is included.

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

Sally Mann, Was Ever Love, 2009 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann in
Love Songs: Photographies de l’intime

March 30–August 21, 2022
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
www.mep-fr.org

This exhibition, whose subtitle translates to Photography and Intimacy, aims to propose a new vision of the history of photography through the prism of intimate relationships between lovers. Bringing together fourteen series by some of the most important photographers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the show takes the viewer through many different stories and scenarios photographed between couples. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Was Ever Love, 2009 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Battlefields, Antietam (Last Light), 2001 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann in
Past Is Prologue: History in Contemporary Art

April 16–July 31, 2022
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
addison.andover.edu

The artists assembled in Past Is Prologue mine the past, using American history and the history of Western art to explore issues of gender, identity, memory, race, and truth. Drawn from the Addison Gallery’s permanent collection, the paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs on view illuminate previously obscured narratives to reveal personal and shared connections between the country’s complex past and its cultural and political present. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Battlefields, Antietam (Last Light), 2001 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Blackwater 9, 2008–12 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann in
Prix Pictet 2021: Fire

June 9–July 24, 2022
EPFL Pavilions, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
epfl-pavilions.ch

Fire was the theme of the ninth cycle of the Prix Pictet, which aims to harness the power of photography to draw global attention to issues of sustainability, particularly concerning the environment. This exhibition showcases the work of the thirteen shortlisted photographers, including Sally Mann, who ultimately won the prize with her Blackwater series (2008–12), a multifaceted exploration of the Great Dismal Swamp, which spans the border of Virginia and North Carolina. This exhibition originated at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. 

Sally Mann, Blackwater 9, 2008–12 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Black Eye, 1991 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann in
Unbeatable Women: Power and Innovation in the Work of Women Photographers

February 26–June 19, 2022
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut
www.lymanallyn.org

Examining women’s rich contributions to modern and contemporary photography, this exhibition presents compelling photographs that address female innovation, power, and identity, showcasing the Lyman Allyn’s growing photography collection. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Black Eye, 1991 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Untitled, 2001 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann in
Canova tra innocenza e peccato

December 17, 2021–April 18, 2022
Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
www.mart.tn.it

This exhibition, whose title translates to Canova: Innocence and Sin, marks the second centenary of the sculptor Antonio Canova’s death (1757–1822). Through 150 works, including photography and sculpture, the show aims to explore the modern relevance of Canova’s practice among contemporary artists, highlighting links, dialogues, continuity, and juxtapositions. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Untitled, 2001 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Georgia, Untitled (Beaver Log), 1996 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann in
Picturing the South: 25 Years

November 5, 2021–February 6, 2022
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
high.org

In 1996, the High Museum of Art began commissioning photographers from around the world to engage with and explore the rich social and geographic landscape of the American South for its Picturing the South initiative. Organized on the occasion of the project’s twenty-fifth anniversary, this exhibition brings together all of the commissions for the first time. Taken as a whole, the photographs amount to a complex and layered archive of the region that addresses broad themes, including racial justice, the legacy of slavery, the social implications of the evolving landscape, and the distinct and diverse character of the region’s people. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Georgia, Untitled (Beaver Log), 1996 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Blackwater 18, 2008–12 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann in
Prix Pictet 2021: Fire

December 16, 2021–January 9, 2022
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
www.vam.ac.uk

Fire was the theme of the ninth cycle of the Prix Pictet, which aims to harness the power of photography to draw global attention to issues of sustainability, particularly concerning the environment. This exhibition showcases the work of the thirteen shortlisted photographers, including Sally Mann, who ultimately won the prize with her Blackwater series (2008–12), a multifaceted exploration of the Great Dismal Swamp, which spans the border of Virginia and North Carolina.

Sally Mann, Blackwater 18, 2008–12 © Sally Mann

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

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Sally Mann in
American Landscapes

September 9–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, 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, and also traveled to the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Jeu de Paume, Paris, over the course of two years.

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.