The exhibition features 47 works by Ansel Adams (1902–1984), about two-thirds of a selection Adams made late in his life to serve as a succinct representation of his life’s work. Called “The Museum Set,” he felt these photographs were his best.
The works reveal the importance Adams placed on the drama and splendor of natural environments that might not, to the ordinary passing hiker, have revealed their secrets. Included are many of Adams’ most famous and best-loved photographs, which encompass the 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 Adams by James Alinder.
In a career that spanned more than five decades, Adams became one of America’s most beloved landscape photographers and one of its more respected environmentalists. Writers, critics, and fellow artists have presented many reasons for Adams’ popularity. Among them is his deeply held conviction that place matters and that the world around us is a marvel to behold, respect, and honor. There is a poignant and romantic feel to his photographs, as well as a celebration of the beauty of nature.
The traveling exhibition is organized by the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California, in association with Landau Traveling Exhibitions, of Los Angeles. Since 1967, Landau Traveling Exhibitions has presented more than 750 fine art photography and architecture exhibitions at museums and university galleries around the world.
Tickets are $5 for adults over age 18, $3 for children 3-17, and free for ages 2 and younger. Regular museum business hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Farmington Museum is located at 3041 E. Main St. For more information, call (505) 599-1174 or go to www.fmtn.org/farmingtonmuseum. Tickets are available at www.fmtn.org/webtrac.