“Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings”
Friday, April 5, 2019:
For more than 40 years, Sally Mann (born 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, and the bonds of family. Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings is the first major retrospective of the celebrated artist’s career. This internationally traveling exhibition investigates how Mann’s relationship with her native Virginia, a place so rich in literary and artistic traditions yet troubled by history, has shaped her work.
Featuring over 120 images organized into five sections—family, landscape, battlefields, legacy, mortality—A Thousand Crossings explores how the American South emerges within Mann’s work as a powerful and provocative force that continues to shape American identity and experience. This 45-minute tour explores the exhibition and encourages visitors to discuss the art together.
Drop in! Gallery tours are free with Museum admission. On Thursdays, Museum admission is free, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.