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Current Exhibitions

Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature

Friday, April 09, 2021 - Sunday, August 01, 2021

Renowned for his photographs of the American western landscape, Ansel Adams is one of the most celebrated and influential American artists of the twentieth century.

Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature brings together over forty of his most beloved works and places them in context of the artist’s multifaceted career, in which he excelled as an artist, environmentalist, and musician.

Additionally, rarely exhibited and unconventional photographs by Adams demonstrate the breadth of his professional and personal interests.

This exhibition is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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Top image: 

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984), Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico (detail), 1941, printed ca. 1963-1970, Gelatin silver print, Courtesy of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund. Photograph by Ansel Adams, © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

 

Above images left to right:

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984), Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, 1935, printed Jan 1979, Gelatin silver print, Courtesy of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Gift of Andrea Gray Stillman. Photograph by Ansel Adams, © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984), Banner Peak Thousand Island Lake (Central Sierra), 1923, printed 1927, Gelatin silver print, Courtesy of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Gift of Andrea Gray Stillman. Photograph by Ansel Adams, © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984), Bridalveil Fall, ca. 1952, printed 1960 from Portfolio Three: Yosemite Valley, Gelatin silver print on Kodak Medalist F paper, Courtesy of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Sabaroff. Photograph by Ansel Adams, © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984), Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941, printed ca. 1963-1970, Gelatin silver print, Courtesy of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund. Photograph by Ansel Adams, © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984), Sand Dunes, Sunrise, Death Valley National Monument, California, 1948, printed 1974, Gelatin silver print, Courtesy of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Gift of Andrea Gray Stillman. Photograph by Ansel Adams, © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Jim Alinder (American, b. 1941), Ansel Adams, Carmel, 1984, Gelatin silver print, Courtesy of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Gift of Andrea Gray Stillman.