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Pioneering Feminist Photographer Gets Her Due In New Exhibit

Courtesy Nevada Museum of Art

Courtesy Nevada Museum of Art

More than 100 years ago, a young woman would travel from her home in the Bay Area to the mountains of the High Sierra to make photos.

Anne Brigman was a pioneer of her time, hiking out into Desolation Wilderness to find inspiration and shoot photographs. But her work and remarkable career have been little known.

A new exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art and an accompanying book pays tribute to the feminist photographer. The Museum’s Deputy Director Ann Wolfe was instrumental in piecing the exhibit together and joins us by phone from the museum to talk about Brigman’s life and work.

The exhibit runs through Jan. 27, 2019. The Nevada Museum of Art is located at 160 W. Liberty St. in Reno.

Event info

Docents in the Galleries: Anne Brigman
Dec. 7, 2018 Noon-1 p.m.

Ann M. Wolfe on Laid Bare in the Landscape: The Legacy of Anne W. Brigman
Dec. 14, 2018, Noon-1 p.m.

Winter Solstice Yoga Celebration: An Homage to Anne Brigman
Dec. 20, 2018 5-8:30 p.m.

Smoke Goddess: Judy Chicago on Land Art and the Desert, In Conversation with Philipp Kaiser
Jan. 24, 2019, 6-8 p.m.

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