Monday, September 13, 2010

Ansel Adams: A Legacy Exhibition Makes Georgia Premiere

/PRNewswire/ -- On September 25, 2010, the Booth Western Art Museum will open the largest temporary exhibition ever held at the Museum. Ansel Adams: A Legacy will occupy two galleries and feature more than one hundred original photographs which span the career of Ansel Adams. The exhibition will be open through February 20, 2011.

Said Booth Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins, "Not only will this be the largest exhibition we have ever had at the Museum, but it is the largest collection of Adams' works to ever be displayed in the state. Even those who have viewed other Ansel Adams exhibitions are sure to see some new and somewhat rare photographs in A Legacy."

Adams is well known as both a skilled photographer and environmentalist. His black and white images of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park, are often reproduced for posters, calendars and in books, making his artwork widely recognized. Though other Adams' exhibitions have been displayed in Georgia, this collection will include several cityscapes and rarely seen portraits of the artists in his circle, including Georgia O'Keefe, as well as many of his most famous images of all time.

The works in A Legacy, originally printed by the artist himself in his California darkroom, were given to his organization, The Friends of Photography, and initially displayed as an exhibition in China. The Booth Museum exhibition will showcase these works in the intimate scale Adams intended, and will also include educational components unique to the Museum.

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