Arts & Culture

Annie Leibovitz exhibition comes to the Presidio

March-April 25th-17th, 2016
Annie Leibovitz (Photo: amanda leung)

San Francisco is just one of the 10 international locations chosen for a new exhibition by world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz, which will open on March 25 in the Presidio. Entitled Women: New Portraits, the exhibition will reflect the changes in roles of today’s women, and will evolve over the coming year as Leibovitz adds to the exhibition with photographs of women taken in the host cities and regions. Leibovitz began the project over 15 years ago when her series of photographs, Women, was published in 1999. The exhibition includes unpublished photographs taken since.

In January, new portraits were unveiled in London featuring women of outstanding achievement, from CEOs and politicians, to musicians, writers, artists, and philanthropists. Tokyo saw the exhibition in February, and additional locations for 2016 are Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Istanbul, Frankfurt, New York, and Zurich.

Commissioned by global financial services company UBS, well known for its arts sponsorship and commitment to art as well as its own esteemed contemporary art collection (over 30,000 works), Leibovitz said “It is extraordinary to do this work for UBS on a subject that I really care about. It is such a big undertaking and a broad subject, it is like going out and photographing the ocean.” Likewise, UBS is pleased with the partnership, “… which celebrates women, their strength, and their role in bringing positive change in the world,” said Sergio P. Ermotti, UBS’s group chief executive officer.

UBS will partner closely with the Presidio Trust to present family workshops and other activities throughout the duration of the exhibition as well as a talk program, “Women for Women,” which will address topics on global relevance to women and women’s rights.

Women: New Portraits: Daily, March 25–April 17, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Fridays 10 a.m.–8 p.m.); 649 Old Mason Street, Crissy Field, the Presidio; 415-561-5300,, free.

Photo: amanda leung

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