Govinda Gallery Celebrates International Museum Day 2012

by Chris Murray on May 14, 2012

May 18th has been designated as International Museum Day and Govinda Gallery joins in the celebration of museums. We are going to spotlight a few museum exhibitions and events this week that we enjoy a connection to.

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage
American Art Museum, 2nd floor South
January 20th, 2012 – May 20th, 2012

Elvis’ 1957 Harley-Davidson Hydra Glide motorcycle, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee. Copyright ©Annie Leibovitz. All Rights Reserved.

I enjoyed seeing Pilgrimage very much. I am interested in places and objects associated with creative and innovative people, and Annie Leibovitz’s photographs in Pilgrimage explore that milieu. Leibovitz’s Pilgrimage exhibition ends this weekend at the American Art Museum in Washington DC.

Govinda Gallery hosted Annie Leibovitz’s first three exhibitions; Annie Leibovitz: Photographs in 1984, Annie Leibovitz: Photographs in 1987, and The White Oak Dance Project, Photographs in 1992. The more I think about those exhibitions at Govinda the more I realize what compelling shows they were and what a special time it was for photography. Here is a link to an early interview with Annie in a local Washington D.C. magazine called Fashion Flash, during her first exhibition at Govinda Gallery in 1984.

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1 response to “Govinda Gallery Celebrates International Museum Day 2012”

  1. Diane Seeger says:

    That’s a great idea to highlight museum exhibits! I look forward to all of them…and interviews! Thank you for bringing them to life for us! Diane Seeger

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