Sally Mann and Cy Twombly: Remembered Light

This gallery, a companion to the exhibition “Making Past Present: Cy Twombly” brings three sculptures by Twombly, on loan from the Cy Twombly Foundation, within view of ancient statuary, vessels, funerary objects, and architectural fragments the artist would have seen when he was an art student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. They also appear alongside 13 photographs by Sally Mann from her series Remembered Light, on loan from the Gagosian Gallery, New York. Mann, best known for her photographs of family, children, and the Southern landscape, was Twombly’s neighbor in Lexington, Virginia, and Remembered Light features her photographs of his home and studio from 1990 until after his passing in 2011. Mann sought to capture aspects of Twombly’s life, his inner world, and his appreciation for the past. Appearing here alongside Twombly’s sculptures, the photographs form a poetic dialogue between two friends and their powerful artistic visions.

  • Lubin Family Gallery (Gallery 214)