LA Woman: Kali, Artographer

Columbus Museum of Art

September 10, 2022–March 12, 2023

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Exhibition Description

The Columbus Museum of Art presents LA Woman: Kali, Artographer, the first museum exhibition of the work of Kali, the recently discovered photographer from the 1960s. LA Woman, which is on view from September 10, 2022, to March 12, 2023, features more than 50 vintage and contemporary prints by the artist.

“The Columbus Museum of Art is very proud to present the first museum exhibition of Kali’s work”, said Nannette V. Maciejunes, CMA Executive Director and CEO. “The discovery of a new artistic voice, particularly one that was overlooked during the artist’s own lifetime, is particularly exciting. Kali was not only a talented photographer; she also was an early practitioner of experimental and alternative photography with which we are so familiar today. Columbus also is pleased to be the first art museum to acquire works by the artist.”

The exhibition is organized by the Columbus Museum of Art in collaboration with the artist’s estate. The show is co-curated by Nannette Maciejunes, CMA Executive Director and CEO, Tyler Cann, former CMA Pizzuti Family Curator of Contemporary Art and Acting Chief Curator, and photographer Len Prince. A national tour of the exhibition with Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California, follows the show in Columbus.

This exhibition is supported by the Columbus Museum of Art’s William and Sarah Ross Soter Endowment for Photography.


Virtual Conversation on LA Woman: Kali, Artographer
March 11, 2:00–3:00 PM

Join CMA in welcoming Matt Tyrnauer for an online talk about the life and work of recently discovered artist Kali, the focus of CMA’s exhibition LA Woman: Kali, Artographer, on view until March 12, 2023 and the artist’s first museum exhibition. Tyrnauer was one of the first people introduced to the photographs of Kali through his friends artist Len Prince and Director Sam Shahid.

Matt Tyrnauer is an award-winning writer, journalist, and director. His film work includes Valentino: The Last Emperor, which was short-listed for an Academy Award for best documentary feature. As a journalist, Tyrnauer has written for GQ, The New York Times, Architectural Digest, and Vanity Fair, where he was editor-at-large and special correspondent, and in which he recently published Discovering Kali, Southern California’s Hidden Photographic Visionary. Tyrnauer is also a contributor to a four-volume publication dedicated to the work of Kali.

This program is free with registration. Or check back to this page to tune-in to the virtual experience on the event date.


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Kali, Blue Stripe Face, Palm Springs, CA (detail), 1967. Archival pigment print. Estate of the artist.

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