Sunday, February 10, 2019

Art 1A & Art 130 Getty Center Trip | Winter 2019 #GettyMuseum #GettyCenter #SallyMann

Sally Mann Resources

Sally Mann. Triptych (2004)

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings at The Getty Center November 16, 2018–February 10, 2019

According to The Getty Center,

For more than forty years, Sally Mann (American, born in 1951) has made experimental and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: family, desire, mortality, memory, and nature’s indifference to the human condition. Her broad body of work is all bred of a place, the American South. A native of Lexington, Virginia, Mann has long examined the tension between her devotion to the region and her awareness of its fraught past. Her photographs pose provocative questions about identity, history, race, and spirituality. This exhibition considers how the legacy of the South—as both homeland and graveyard, refuge and battleground—has shaped the artist’s career and continues to inform the American experience

Getty Online Resources:

Explore the exhibition HERE.
Exhibition object list PDF HERE.

National Gallery of Art Resources:

National Gallery of Art resources for Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings HERE.
Related Books from The National Gallery of Art HERE.
Video and Audio from The National Gallery Art found HERE.

Scroll to the right of their website for a long list of videos about Sally Mann, and it includes the two videos shown at The Getty Center: 

Sally Mann: Collodion and the Angel of Uncertainty Video, Released: February 27, 2018, (9:26 minutes)

Interview with Janssen Evelyn Video, Released: February 27, 2018, (4:05 minutes)

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Exhibition Catalog:

Davidson Library Course Reserves: Services Desk TR647 .M36 2018

Where you can purchase the catalog, if you want to own it:
National Gallery of Art HERE.
The Getty Center HERE.
Amazon HERE.

Other Resources:

Sally Mann's website HERE.
Gagosian Gallery website HERE.

Select Bibliography:

Select Books in Print (Available at UCSB):

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings (Reserve Desk: TR647 .M36 2018)
Family Matters: an Exhibition of Works by Sally Mann (AEC-78015)
Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs (TR140.M345 H65 2015)
What Remains (TR654 .M32352 2003)
Still Time (TR654 .M3365 1994)
At Twelve: Portraits of Young Women (TR681.G5 M36 1988)
Immediate Family (AEC-76669)
Sally Mann (TR680.M36 2006)
Expanding Horizons: Landscape Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, July 21-October 6, 2000. (AEC-92328)
Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary American Photography (TR681.W6 R65 2008)
Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics (TR139 .R35 2017)
Blood Relatives: the Family in Contemporary Photography (AEC-76045)

Journal Articles and Interlibrary Loans:

There are COUNTLESS scholarly journal articles about Sally Mann that you can access through Davidson Library. Be sure to visit the Art 1A Home Page at Davidson Library HERE.

Check Melvyl HERE to find books available via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Wednesday, January 16, 2019


The Getty Center Museum Trip

Please make sure that you have submitted your University of California, Santa Barbara Waiver of Liability, Assumption of the Risk & Indemnity Agreement to Elisa and Marshall in order to attend The Getty Center field trip. Even if you are driving yourself, or coming from LA, you have to submit this form. If you need a ride on one of the two UCSB vans, then talk to your TA (this is a two-way ride to LA and back to SB. If you want to spend the weekend in Los Angeles, you must find your own transportation to The Getty Center). 

If you are carpooling (2 or more Art 1A students in a single vehicle), then you are eligible to receive free parking. Once you have submitted your liability waiver to go on the field trip, then you will receive the special Getty issued code for free parking (on the day of the trip). Parking is $15.00 per vehicle if you are not carpooling.

If you do not already have a Twitter account, then please start one for Art 1A since you will be taking pictures and tweeting responses. Please use the Art 1A and Getty handles: @Art1AUCSB and @GettyMuseum We will be meeting at 11:30 on the museum side of the tram drop off (shown above).

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Parking and Transportation Information HERE
Parking lot opens 9:30 a.m.

We will be meeting on Saturday, February 9 at 11:30 AM on the museum side of the tram drop off (shown above).

Driving directions can be found here. General information:
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings November 16, 2018–February 10, 2019, GETTY CENTER
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, which is the inspiration for the Art 1A Research Paper 2, will be on view during our trip to the Getty Center. Please make every effort to go on this Getty Center field trip because this exhibition is very important, and it closes on February 10.

According to The Getty Center,

The first major travelling survey of the artist’s career, this exhibition explores how Sally Mann’s relationship with the American South has shaped her work. Experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs—many never before shown—reveal how she probes themes of family, mortality, and the landscape as a repository of personal and collective memory. Asking powerful questions about history, identity, race, and religion, the exhibition demonstrates how the legacy of the South continues to permeate American identity.

Check out this amazing introduction to The Getty!

Students who will not be going to The Getty will need to take a trip to downtown Santa Barbara to go to both the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805.963.4364
Tues - Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays
Admission: Students with ID $6.00

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
653 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805.966.5373
Mondays and Tuesdays: Closed
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 11 - 5 pm
Thursdays: 11 - 8 pm
Sundays: Noon - 5 pm
Admission Free

Whether you go to The Getty or the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, you will be tweeting pictures of works of art that compel you. Additionally, you will write a 2 page museum response paper that is due in lecture on Tuesday,  February 19 for Art 1A and on Thursday February 21 for Art 130.

Once you have tweeted all of your images, then capture the tweet URL and email it to your TA. To capture the tweet URL, simply click on the time stamp on the upper right next to your handle:
Then the permanent URL can be grabbed from the address bar:

Here are the twitter handles that you will need to use if you go to The Getty:

Here are the twitter handles that you will need to use if you go to SBMA and MCA:

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Art 1A: Visual Literacy
University of California, Santa Barbara
Winter 2019
Instructor: Helen Taschian, Ph.D.
Rafael Lozano-Hammer. Surface Tension, 1992. Installation

I look forward to meeting all of you in class when the quarter begins! Please be sure to go to Associated Students to pick up your course reader, and to the campus bookstore (or online HERE) to pick up John Berger's Ways of Seeing

See the class syllabus HERE and the weekly reading assignments HERE (both can be found in the course reader. There is a copy of the course reader and copies of John Berger's Ways of Seeing on reserve at the Circulation Desk at Davidson Library

Weekly Reading Summaries: Matheson and Richardson (Due: Thursday, January 10)