Nevada Museum of Art to Present Retrospective of Anne Brigman

Image courtesy of the Nevada Museum of Art.
Image courtesy of the Nevada Museum of Art.

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‘ANNE BRIGMAN: A VISIONARY IN MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY’ PRESENTS THE WORK OF A PIONEERING FEMINIST PHOTOGRAPHER, POET, CRITIC, AND MOUNTAINEER

This fall, the Nevada Museum of Art invites visitors to rediscover the groundbreaking work of visionary photographer Anne Brigman (1869-1950) in this first major retrospective. Consisting of 250 photographs drawn from public and private collections, this exhibit features the pioneering artist’s most iconic work. Her early photographic explorations, as well as many never-before-seen images, correspondence, and archival materials are included in the collection.

“The time is right to rediscover the work of Anne Brigman,” said exhibition curator and book editor Ann M. Wolfe, Andrea and John C. Deane Family Senior Curator and Deputy Director at the Nevada Museum of Art. “The thought of a woman making nude self-portraits of herself in the early 1900s was radical, but to do so in the rugged wilderness of the Sierra Nevada was revolutionary.”

Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography opens September 29, 2018 and remains on view through January 27, 2019 at the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery located in downtown Reno, Nevada.

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