Plan your visit
to “Pilgrimage,” an exhibition of more than 70 Annie Leibovitz photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection, is now on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and runs through Aug. 31.
Annie Leibovitz achieved her status as one of America’s great photographers with unforgettable images of celebrities from John Lennon to Johnny Depp. But more recently, Leibovitz has trained her camera on famous places and objects, revealing more of herself in the process.
In addition to fantastic images of Niagara Falls, Elvis Presley’s motorcycle and a bullet hole put in a target by Annie Oakley, Abraham Lincoln plays a major role in “Pilgrimage.” Leibovitz photographed the stovepipe hat and the gloves Lincoln had with him on the night of his assassination, as well as a handwritten copy of the Gettysburg Address, photographic negatives of Lincoln and the Lincoln Memorial. Her photos of Abraham Lincoln's bloodstained gloves were taken here at the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.