Ansel Adams: Masterworks From the Collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park , Redding, CA

November 8 - February 1, 2015

Opening reception takes place November 14, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. Janie Welker, curator of collections and exhibitions at the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, will present The Lawrence B. and Shirley Gang Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. November 14, 2014. Admission is free. A reception follows.

This exhibit will also be highlighted during the November 2014 4th Tuesday Tour at 7 p.m. November 25, 2014. Refreshments will be served.

This exhibition features a collection of 47 works by Ansel Adams (1902 -1984), selected from The Museum Set, a grouping Adams made late in his life with images he felt were his best. Included are many of Adams’ most famous and best-loved photographs which encompass the full scope of his work: elegant details of nature, architectural studies, portraits, and the breathtaking landscapes for which he is revered. The exhibition also includes a photo portrait of Ansel Adams by James Alinder.

In a career that spanned more than five decades Ansel Adams became one of America’s most beloved landscape photographers and one of its more respected environmentalists. He profoundly influenced the course of 20th century photography not only through the example of his sumptuous and technically precise images, but also by means of his personal energy and devotion to advancing the cause of photography as an art form.

This exhibition was organized by The Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California. Exhibition tour management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California. Photographs by Ansel Adams used by permission of the Trustees of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

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Sustaining sponsors for this exhibit are The Herald-Dispatch and Diane C. and Maurice A. Mufson, M.D. Contributing sponsors for this exhibit are The Ohio Valley Camera Club of West Virginia and Lavender Photography. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

Ansel Adams: Masterworks From the Collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park , Redding, CA

James Alinder, Ansel Adams, 1984. Silver gelatin print; 20 1/2” x 19 3/8”; 34 3/8” x 32 1/2” framed. 2002.13.50. From the exhibit titled ANSEL ADAMS: MASTERWORKS From the Collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California. Credit: Courtesy of Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA. This exhibition was organized by the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA. Exhibition tour management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA.