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Member Events, Virtual Programming, Artwork Spotlights

Conversation with the Curator: Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature

Friday, May 14, 2021

12:30pm - 1:30pm

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Join Taubman Chief Curator Dr. Karl Emil Willers for May's member-exclusive Conversation with the Curator, where he will spotlight the new exhibition, Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature.

This special exhibition is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and VMFA's own Assistant Curator for American Art Dr. Christopher Oliver will join Dr. Willers for the virtual conversation. 

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.

The Taubman's monthly Conversation with the Curators is a member-exclusive benefit.

Not a member yet? Visit https://www.taubmanmuseum.org/join to learn more about member benefits, from exclusive events like this one to complimentary, reciprocal membership to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts! 

 
 
 

Above 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.

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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.