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Annie Leibovitz at Work

Temporary Exhibition Gallery
$12 (Free for members, other discounts available.)
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“When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them.”

About the Exhibition

Women sits on stool in doorway with larger light behind her and camera on tripod in front of her.
Annie Leibovitz, Self Portrait, Brooklyn, New York, 2017. Photo courtesy of the artist ©Annie Leibovitz.

Experience Annie Leibovitz at Work, a new exhibition of portraits by the famed photographer. In addition to her iconic and daring pictures for magazines like Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and Vogue, the show includes a set of new works made just for Crystal Bridges—Leibovitz’s first museum commission.

When Leibovitz first came to Bentonville to photograph Alice Walton, Crystal Bridges invited her to create something for the museum, offering her the opportunity to make new work without conditions or limitations:

“They didn’t ask what I wanted to photograph or where I wanted to go. I realized that I wanted to update my work. It was an opportunity to do something that I couldn’t do for anyone else. The strength of my work is seeing the pictures together, like brothers and sisters. That’s what makes it interesting. It’s full of history.”

Whether highlighting household names or local heroes, these works demonstrate Leibovitz’s discerning vision and desire to celebrate the extraordinary now. When placed together these pictures tell a larger story. From queens to presidents to rock stars, her five-decade-long career includes some of the most iconic portraits of our time.

Exhibition Content Advisory: Please note that some of the photographs in this exhibition contain nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.

Select works from the exhibition

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Annie Leibovitz at Work is curated by Alejo Benedetti, acting curator, contemporary art at Crystal Bridges, and will travel to four additional venues following its premiere in Bentonville.  

Exhibition Sponsors

Gretel | ConAgra | Pat Cooper | JT and Imelda Rose | Phillips | Ramsay, Jaquita, and Sarah Ball | Beverly and Bill Bickell | Gelmart | Brenda and Willie Godwin | Marybeth and Micky Mayfield | Deborah Wright | Donna and Mack McLarty | Rebecca Hurst and Jim Smith | Cardinal Four Foundation | Galen, Debi, and Alice Havner