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Getty Museum + The Underground Museum + Broad

  • Getty Museum 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687 (map)

Getty - Sally Mann

The first major traveling survey of the artist’s career, this exhibition explores how Sally Mann’s relationship with the American South has shaped her work. Experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs—many never before shown—reveal how she probes themes of family, mortality, and the landscape as a repository of personal and collective memory. Asking powerful questions about history, identity, race, and religion, the exhibition demonstrates how the legacy of the South continues to permeate American identity.

This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.

Generously supported at the J. Paul Getty Museum by Gagosian


THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM - Deana Lawson: Planes 

Every human body carries the memories and marks of its origin story. But bodies are also like vessels that contain all of the knowledge, love, and culture needed to imagine themselves beyond the boundaries of earthly acres, and oceans. Vessels can take many forms: mothers, fathers, brothers, daughters, lovers, kings and queens. Our magnificent bodies can assemble as stars, and also nations. One vessel emerged in Rochester, NY. Her mother worked for over 30 years at Eastman Kodak, the historic photographic film company. Her father was the family documentarian. His photographs inspired her to use the medium for exploring, and imagining, the world.

Her meticulously staged photographs and installations became gathering places for radiant vessels everywhere. Her images proving the beauty and brilliance of their existence. Many of her subjects were strangers she encountered on the street. She put them in familiar domestic spaces, and surrounded them with sentimental artifacts, some of which she collected throughout her own travels, and some that belonged to the vessels themselves. She hoped viewers could see that beyond the surface of her photographs were multi-dimensional planes that connected time and space. Diasporic planes with instructions on how to get to the future.

In 2009, Noah Davis served as a juror for a prestigious art prize. One notable submission was by a photographer named Deana Lawson. Noah told everyone he knew about Lawson’s singular vision—which combined a painter’s sense for spatial composition with an ethnographer’s curiosity of the human condition—and the two artists soon became close friends. When Noah founded The Underground Museum, one of the earliest projects he envisioned for the space was a solo exhibition of Lawson’s worlds. This is us building from his blueprint.



A Journey That Wasn’t explores complex representations of time, and features the return of the beloved video installation, The Visitors, by Ragnar Kjartansson. The exhibition presents more than 20 artists including Bernd and Hilla Becher, Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Elliott Hundley, Pierre Huyghe, Anselm Kiefer, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Lockhart, Paul Pfeiffer and Ed Ruscha. 40 of the 55 works in the exhibition are on view for the first time at The Broad. Painting, sculpture, photography, film and installation will be brought together to examine the passage of time by alluding to nostalgia or sentiments about aging, often depicting specific places in states of decay. Others imply movement or narrative within single still images; in these works, historical styles and events are ruptured, collaged and recontextualized, like portals into seemingly other worlds.

A Journey That Wasn’t will be on view in The Broad’s first floor galleries through February 10, 2019 and is accessible with free general admission tickets.


Tentative Schedule

  • 8:45 AM

    • Meet at Kugel

  • 9:00 AM

    • Depart CBU via Bus

  • 11:00 AM

    • Arrive at Getty Museum

  • 1:00 PM

    • Meet at Tram to Depart the Getty Museum

  • 1:30PM

    • Depart Getty Museum to The Underground Museum

  • 2:00 PM

    • Arrive at The Underground Museum

  • 3:00 PM

    • Depart The Underground Museum to The Broad

  • 3:30 PM

    • Arrive at The Broad

  • 4:00 PM

    • The Broad Group Reservation

  • 6:00 PM

    • Depart Broad to CBU

  • 8:00 PM

    • Arrive back at CBU