Anne Brigman

A Visionary in Modern Photography

April 21–July 11, 2020

Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography
April 21–July 11, 2020

Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography rediscovers and celebrates the work of a pioneering and radical American artist. Anne Brigman (1869–1950)—a photographer, poet, and mountaineer—is best known for her iconic landscape images from the early 1900s, which depict herself and other female nudes outdoors in the Sierra Nevada. Born in Hawaii, Brigman spent much of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she picked up photography at the age of thirty-two. Although the term “feminist art” was not coined until nearly seventy years after Brigman made her first photographs, she was able to redefine her place as a woman in society and establish her role as an important forerunner in the field. The first major retrospective of Brigman’s work, the exhibition was organized by the Nevada Museum of Art and curated by Ann M. Wolfe. Its presentation at the Grey Art Gallery will showcase some 115 works alongside a 400-page book published by Rizzoli Electa.

Starts Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020
Ends Saturday, Jul 11, 2020
Curator Ann M. Wolfe, Andrea and John C. Deane Family Senior Curator and Deputy Director, Nevada Museum of Art
Organized by Nevada Museum of Art
Credits

Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography is organized by the Nevada Museum of Art and is curated by Ann M. Wolfe, Andrea and John C. Deane Family Senior Curator and Deputy Director. The exhibition was originally supported by Lead Sponsor Wayne and Miriam Prim; Major Sponsors The Bretzlaff Foundation; Carol Franc Buck Foundation; the Satre Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Nevada; Louise A. Tarble Foundation; Sponsors Carole K. Anderson; Barbara and Tad Danz; Nancy and Harvey Fennell | Dickson Realty; Nancy and Brian Kennedy; Mercedes-Benz of Reno, an AutoNation Company; Whittier Trust, Investment & Wealth Management; Supporting Sponsors Brigid S. Barton; Denise Cashman; the Chica Charitable Gift Fund; Mimi Ellis-Hogan; Jan and David Hardie; the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; Keith and Sheila McWilliams; Eleanor and Robert Preger; Jenny and Garrett Sutton | Corporate Direct, Inc.; Lash and Gigi Turville; Additional Support Kathie Bartlett; John C. Deane. We thank the following individuals for their scholarly contributions and curatorial guidance: Susan Ehrens, art historian and independent curator; Alexander Nemerov, Department Chair and Carl & Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University; Kathleen Pyne, Professor Emerita of Art History at University of Notre Dame; and Heather Waldroup, Associate Director of the Honors College and Professor of Art History at Appalachian State University.

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Exhibition Types: American Art Photography