Sally Mann (American, born 1951), Deep South, Untitled (Scarred Tree), 1998, gelatin silver print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund

Lowell Lecture

"Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings" Opening Day

Date & Time

June 30, 2018 at 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St. Salem , MA 01970
Driving Directions


Sarah Kennel, The Byrne Family Curator of Photography, Peabody Essex Museum Joni Sternbach, photographer who uses both large format film and early photographic processes

Presenting Organization

Peabody Essex Museum


The Arts


Jennifer Evans (, 978-542-1528)

All programs included with admission. Made possible by the Lowell Institute Tickets available online at or at admissions desk on the day of the event. The artist’s first major traveling exhibition, "Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings," explores themes of family, memory, mortality, and home as well as the Southern landscape as repository of personal and collective memory. Some 115 photographs — many of which have not been exhibited or published previously — offer a sweeping overview of Mann’s artistic achievement, vision, and drive.

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW and Q&A 11 am - noon: Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings: An Introduction Sarah Kennel, The Byrne Family Curator of Photography and exhibition co-curator, offers this overview.

DEMONSTRATION Wet-Plate Photography with Joni Sternbach 1–3 pm | PEM Connect Building Watch and learn as Joni Sternbach, whose exhibition Surfland was featured at PEM in 2009, makes tintypes, ambrotypes and wet collodion negatives.