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María Magdalena Campos-Pons (born Matanzas, Cuba, 1959). Red Composition (detail), from the series Los Caminos (The Path), 1997. Triptych of Polaroid Polacolor Pro photographs, framed: approx. 37 × 29 in. (94 × 73.7 cm) each; approx. 37 × 87 in. (94 × 221 cm) overall. Collection of Wendi Norris. © María Magdalena Campos-Pons. (Photo: courtesy of the artist)

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María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold

María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Behold is a monographic exhibition of a visionary voice in photography, immersive installation, painting, and performance. Spanning nearly four decades of visually engaging artworks, the exhibition explores Campos-Pons’s prescient and sensorial work—transporting viewers across geographies, mediums, and spiritual practices. In her explorations of migration, diaspora, and memory, Campos-Pons draws on feminism, photoconceptualism, and Yoruba-derived Santería symbolism to weave together personal narratives and global histories. A sweeping, multisensory survey, the artist’s first since 2007, Behold highlights Campos-Pons’s dedication to creating new modes of understanding, as well as her engagement with both historical and present-day challenges. 

Content: Approximately 60 objects

Size: Approximately 6,000 sq. ft.

Publication: Yes

Curators: Carmen Hermo, Associate Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, and Mazie Harris, Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum, with Jenée-Daria Strand, former Curatorial Associate, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum

Tour schedule

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
February 11–May 4, 2025

Frist Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee
September 27, 2024–January 5, 2025

Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina
February 15–June 9, 2024

Brooklyn Museum, New York, New York
September 15, 2023–January 14, 2024