September 29, 2018 to January 27, 2019
160 West Liberty Street
Reno - 89501 NV
Anne W. Brigman (1869-1950) is among the most important of all American women photographers. An autodidact and enlightened intellectual, she is considered a pioneer in the field of twentieth-century modern landscape photography. Recognized for her fiercely independent modernist spirit, she is one of the first-ever female photographers to make self-portraits of her own body. Associated with Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession, Brigman achieved success in New York and California most notably for her provocative images made outdoors in the landscape, but also for her contributions to the field of early modern poetry.
The Nevada Museum of Art will organize the first major retrospective exhibition of this pioneering artist and publish the first book to comprehensively chronicle the images she produced during her lifetime. The exhibition is curated by Ann M. Wolfe, Andrea and John C. Deane Family Senior Curator and Deputy Director at the Nevada Museum of Art. The accompanying book is published by Skira Rizzoli, New York, with contributions from Susan Ehrens, Kathleen Pyne PhD., and Alexander Nemerov PhD.