The Yes List: 35 Years of Cindy Sherman at MoMA

An exhibit we endorse: 35 Years of Cindy Sherman at the Museum of Modern Art

Photo: Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Acquired Through the Genorosity of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder in Memory of Eugene M. Schwartz, © 2011 Cindy Sherman

During her prolific 35-year career, Cindy Sherman has been a Hollywood ingenue, a Boticelli-era Madonna, a Valium-addled housewife, a mad clown, and a murder victim. By turning the camera on herself and reimagining the self-portrait as performance—complete with a set, props, costumes, and makeup—she changed the way we think about photography. For that accomplishment, the 58-year-old artist is being fêted with a career retrospective at MoMA, sure to be one of the most popular and hotly discussed museum shows of 2012. Opens February 26.

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