Monday, January 23, 2012

Annie Leibovitz at SAAM

Known for her stunning portraits in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue, Annie Leibovitz has produced photos of objects and places in an exhibit called "Pilgrimage."  The pictures are at places like Gettysburg and Niagara Falls.  The objects include images of a dress worn by Emily Dickinson, a motorcycle owned by Elvis and a pair of gloves worn by Abraham Lincoln.  In a way, she is photographing historical figures.  I think my favorite was a picture of Pete Seeger's wood shop in the Hudson Valley.  We hadn't been to the Smithsonian American Art Museum since they covered the courtyard.
I really like the undulating roof, but one of my favorite memories is eating lunch on the lawn in the summertime.


  1. I too love the way the roof looks but the energy in there is awful - dead. I scoot acrosss to the other side as fast as I can.

    Thanks for the info on Annie L. She is one of my heroes.

  2. Ah! That's what it is - the energy. Mother picked up on it right away and said she wished they hadn't covered the courtyard.