Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light

A black-and-white close-up photograph of an autumn maple leaf surrounded by other foliage.
May 29–November 7, 2010
Second floor

This exhibition of 40 landmark and lesser-known works by the renowned artist-photographer Ansel Adams was drawn from the Carter’s holdings and a private collection. Adams was the last major artist to subscribe to the romantic tradition of American landscape, an artistic lineage that included Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, William Henry Jackson, and Carleton Watkins. He excelled at capturing a glorious American West before tourism and development marked the land. His goal was “to rekindle an appreciation of the marvelous.”

Installation Photos

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