Devaki Knowles

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Austin Museum of Art Photography Exhibits

While the Austin Museum of Art - Downtown awaits its ultimate makeover by architect Richard Gluckman, last fall found the museum performing a little nip and tuck of its own, raising the bar on its exhibits, especially its photography. "Modotti and Weston: Mexicanidad" was a memorable survey of Mexico in the mid- to late Twenties. In November came "The Complete Untitled Film Stills" by Cindy Sherman, whose self-reflexive, ironic series found the photographer herself posing as weepy B-movie stars of the Fifties and Sixties. Meanwhile, AMOA's sister site Laguna Gloria offered the haunting, evocative work of Sally Mann's 25-year career, including the controversial and unforgettable series of nude photos of her three children. Will next season be even better? Just shoot.

The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria
3809 W. 35th, 512/458-8191
www.thecontemporaryaustin.org

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