This exhibition featured a collection of forty-seven works by Ansel Adams (1902 -1984), two-thirds of which Adams made late in his life to serve as a succinct representation of his life’s work. Called “The Museum Set,” these works reveal the importance Adams placed on the drama and splendor of natural environments. Many of Adams’ most famous and best-loved photographs were included: elegant details of nature, architectural studies, portraits, and the breathtaking landscapes for which he is revered. Adams 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. As an artist, educator, innovator, and writer, he helped establish many of the institutions that have come to represent the highest aspirations of the medium of photography. The collection was donated to The Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA, by Dr. Fidel Realyvasquez. Turtle Bay Exploration Park is located in Northern California on the Sacramento River.
Organized by the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California, in association with Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California