Exhibition at The Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska

February 11 – May 7, 2017, Artist Gallery Talk: Thursday, March 30th “Virginia Beahan’s photographs depict a complicated situation with directness and compassion without succumbing to sentimentality. They capture a painful transition every family faces, yet rarely reveals to the outside world. Portraying the end of her mother’s life with openness and generosity, Beahan’s images share her belief in the fundamental strengths that bind us together with those we love and hold dear.” Toby Jurovics, Chief Curator & Holland Curator of American Western Art

1% Privilege in a Time of Global Inequality, edited by Myles Little, named “One of the Best Photo Books of the Year” — TIME

TIME Photo Department Nov 23, 2016 “In this gallery, we spotlight TIME LightBox’s curation of the best photobooks of 2016 as chosen by photographers and photography experts from around the world and, of course, by our own editors. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list. Instead, these are the personal choices made with the agonizing rule of selecting just one.” http://www.time.com/4580692/best-photobooks-2016/ Myles Little (b. 1984, Ireland) is a former magazine photo editor based in Los Angeles. The Huffington Post called him “a rising leader and visionary in the industry”. He studied photography at the Savannah College of Art…

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Salton Sea Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

July 25, 2015 – September 6, 2015, Artist Gallery Talk: 3:00 PM Saturday, August 29th MCASD La Jolla, Meyer Gallery, 700 Prospect Street, La Jolla, California (858) 454-3541 “Virginia Beahan’s haunting photographs of the Salton Sea and its surrounds capture the lake’s layered history and precarious present. In Elegy for an Ancient Sea, Beahan presents images from her explorations of the California desert, as she brings a nuanced eye to the landscape’s fraught past. Through her visually sumptuous photographs, the Salton Sea becomes a kind of character, struggling to sustain life as its physical reality deteriorates.” In Elegy for an…

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Salton Sea Related Articles in the New Yorker Magazine

“There is a place in the California desert where a pipe pokes out from a berm made of broken concrete and delivers freshwater to a dying sea. I stood there recently, on a beach of crumbled barnacles, and watched it gush. The sea was the dull blue of a cataract, surrounded by small volcanoes, bubbling mud pots, and ragged, blank mountains used for bombing practice by the Navy and the Marines. The air smelled sweet and vaguely spoiled, like a dog that has got into something on a hot day. When the wind blew, it veiled the mountains in dust…

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Water Ways: Tension and Flow Exhibition

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College (April 4–August 23, 2015): “Water is essential to human life, shaping the geography of human settlement, modes of travel, and ease of trade. Too much water (flooding) or too little (drought) has wrought havoc in communities for millennia. This exhibition considers humans’ relationship to water, …and showcases the beauty and power of this miraculous, yet quotidian, substance.” Photographs by Virginia Beahan, Edward Burtynsky, Emmet Gowin and James Balog.

A Complex, Changing Cuba Fascinates a Dartmouth Artist

Dartmouth Now, May 27, 2015 by Bill Platt “Cuba is such a fragile place and a tsunami of tourism coupled with U.S. desire to open markets there will not necessarily solve the myriad problems of this beautiful island. Cuban people need time to adapt, to understand the meaning and the cost of these changes, and then to formulate their own ideas about what kind of society they wish to become.” – Virginia Beahan http://now.dartmouth.edu/2015/05/complex-changing-cuba-fascinates-dartmouth-artist More Photos: http://now.dartmouth.edu/2015/05/virginia-beahan-photos-cuba

¡Viva Cuba!

Photographs on exhibition at Big Town Gallery in Rochester, Vermont. From a newspaper article by Nicola Smith (Valley News, May 14, 2015): “Beahan shot a bakery, its exterior wall painted with a fading mural of Che, and his fellow revolutionary Camilo Cienfuegos, who died in a plane crash in 1959. It’s a subtle metaphor for the way past and present are so inextricably linked in Cuba — or at least in the Cuba depicted in these photographs. You can’t get away from history: It taps on your shoulder, glances at you from around a corner, and, on occasion, comes too close for comfort.”…

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Cuba Photographs on Exhibit at Getty Museum

Virginia Beahan’s photographs are included in an exhibition entitled “A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now” at the Getty Center from May 17 through October 2, 2011. A selection of her work is available for viewing by appointment at Rose Gallery in Santa Monica. From the Getty press release: “Virginia Beahan’s work concentrates on the landscape’s relationship to history and culture. In 2001, she began a multiyear project on Cuba, photographing its topography in search of remnants of the island’s diverse past. The work resulted in a publication in 2009 titled Cuba: Singing with Bright Tears. Beahan’s Cuba…

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Cuba: Singing with Bright Tears at Joseph Bellows Gallery

Joseph Bellows Gallery in La Jolla, CA, is exhibiting a selection of photographs from Virginia Beahan’s 2009 monograph, Cuba: Singing with Bright Tears. The exhibition will be on view through June 7, 2011.

Close to Home: Photographers and Their Families at Smithsonian

Through July 24, 2011 Six photographs from Beahan’s series, “Photographs from Home,” are on exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. You can see the photographs in the Smithsonian collection. “Close to Home presents photographs made during the past three decades by both established and emerging artists. It features thirty-two color and black-and-white photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection by nine contemporary photographers: Tina Barney, Virginia Beahan, Christopher Dawson, Muriel Hasbun, Martina Lopez, Elaine O’Neil, Larry Sultan, Margaret Strickland, and Carrie Will. The exhibition includes many new acquisitions, which will be on view at…

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