For more than 40 years, Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s magisterial indifference to human endeavor. In March 2019, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will open Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, the first retrospective exhibition of the artist. Through approximately 112 works, many of which have never been exhibited or published, the survey investigates how Mann’s relationship with her native Virginia—a place and identity rich in literary and artistic traditions but troubled by history—has shaped her work. The exhibition will...
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