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 the magisterial indifference of nature to human endeavor. Now, witness some of the artist’s best works at the closing day of “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings” at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on Sunday, May 26th.
"Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings" is the first retrospective exhibition of the artist. Through more than 120 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.
Fully immersed in the visual and literary culture of the American South, Mann has long written about what it means to live in the South and be identified as a Southerner. She uses her love of the area and knowledge of its historically fraught heritage to ask powerful, provocative questions – about history, identity, race, and religion – that reverberate across geographic and national boundaries.
“Few photographers of any time or place have matched Sally Mann’s steadiness of simple eyesight, her serene technical brilliance, and the clearly communicated eloquence she derives from her subjects, human and otherwise – subjects observed with an ardor that is all but indistinguishable from love.”
— Reynolds Price, TIME
Don’t miss this last chance to see “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings” at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Admission to the exhibit is included with regular museum admission, which ranges from $10 to $17. MFAH members and children 12 and under may enjoy free admission.
If you feel like escaping Westmount at Summer Cove Apartments in Houston, Texas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.
Sunday, May 26, 2019—12:15 PM
Event Venue Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77005