The extra day is offered during the final week for the exhibition, in which world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz took a departure from her signature staged celebrity portraits and created an intimate, personal, and self reflective collection of seventy photographs taken on a journey through the United States and Great Britain between 2009 and 2011.
Included are photographs of homes and personal possessions of iconic historical figures as well as landmarks of American history. "Pilgrimage," which has been on view at SJMA since June 6, 2013, has been well received and has attracted more than 18,000 visitors to the Museum since the start of the exhibition. The exhibition will be on view through September 8, 2013.
Labor Day weekend visitors will also be able to see the exhibitions "Questions from the Sky: New Work by Hung Liu." Hung Liu’s remarkable and lush paintings (based on historical photographs of China) have made her one of the most important Chinese-American artists working today. Hung Liu has long paid witness to the tribulations of everyday people, past and present, and their hidden stories of social injustice. She grapples with issues of self, society, and politics—as well as the challenge of reconciling disparate cultures.
"Timelapse: Doug Hall and the Western Landscape," In "Timelapse," the bridge is more than a landmark: it is an elegant engineering feat, a symbol of global maritime commerce, a portal to the Pacific Rim, and a tourist destination of the West. On view along with the video installation will be Hall’s photographs of attractions in the American West, such as Yosemite and Mount Rushmore—preludes to his portrayal of the far-Western presence that is the Golden Gate Bridge.
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