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"A Thousand Crossings"

The first major survey of celebrated photographer Sally Mann '73 to travel internationally investigates how Mann's relationship with her native land–a place rich in literary and artistic traditions but troubled by history–has shaped her work.

Photograph by Sally Mann

The exhibition, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, brings together 115 photographs, many exhibited for the first time. On view in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from March 4 through May 28, 2018, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog, presenting an in-depth exploration of the evolution of Mann's art, and a short film highlighting her technical process.

"In her compelling photographs, Mann uses the personal to allude to the universal, considering intimate questions of family, memory, and death while also evoking larger concerns about the influence of the South's past on its present," said Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art, Washington. "With the acquisition of works from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 2014, the National Gallery is now one of the largest repositories of Mann's photographs. We are grateful for the opportunity to work closely with the artist in presenting a wide selection of the work she has created over four decades."

Exhibition Tour

  • National Gallery of Art, Washington, March 4–May 28, 2018
  • Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, June 30–September 23, 2018
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, November 20, 2018–February 10, 2019
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, March 3–May 27, 2019
  • Jeu de Paume, Paris, June 17 –September 22, 2019
  • High Museum of Art, Atlanta, October 19, 2019 –January 12, 2020