Through 46 richly detailed masterpiece prints, Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the West tells the story of one of America’s most influential artists and the West that captivated him. A dozen proteges and inspirees are also featured, including Edward Weston, Brett Weston, Eliot Porter and Laura Gilpin. The master works include signature works by these artists and showcase the natural beauty of California, Washington, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona.
Explains Curator Francesca Giani, “Adams saw the American wilderness as a remedy to the chaos of urban life. He relied on photography to depict well-frequented tourist areas as pristine wildernesses, to be protected for the benefit of humanity. He also played an important role in the growth of the Sierra Club and led numerous campaigns, lobbying tirelessly for the protection of the environment.”
Some public tours already sold out--preregistration to the April 18 and May 12 tours recommended. The exhibition also serves as inspiration for the Museum’s April Third Thursday event, Black & White, on April 18 from 5-9 pm.
415 Couch Dr. Exhibit and tour details + tickets here.