Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ansel Adams Masterworks Opens at Columbia Museum of Art

Last night Kay and I attended the opening of the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibition at the Columbia Museum of Art. It was the largest crowd that ever attended an opening at the museum which was very apparent by the standing room only crowd that attended the art lecture by Julian Cox, curator of the photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. We also enjoyed viewing The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States exhibition.

I enjoyed viewing Adams body of work, especially the black and white wilderness photographs, including the images he took in the early 1920's in Yosemite Nation Park, but I also enjoyed reading his words.

…a great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed, and is thereby, a true manifestation of what one feels about life in its entirety." Ansel Adams

(click to enlarge). Invitation to exhibition.

(click to enlarge). Gallery entrance.

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