ANSEL ADAMS: The Photographs of Yosemite Suite

February 18 through May 9, 2021

Alcoa Foundation Gallery

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984)
Gates of the Valley, Winter
Silverprint photograph, 1948
Gift of the Friends of Art

The artistic and technical contributions Ansel Adams made to photography established him as a legendary figure in American art. Seen by millions of viewers during his lifetime, Adams’s images documented the American wilderness, capturing transitory moments of light and weather that gave his subjects an emotive power not previously seen in landscape photography.

This exhibition features 24 iconic images of Yosemite National Park, the location and pictures that defined Adams’s internationally celebrated career. The Photographs of Yosemite reveals the emotionally evocative power of the photographer’s eye and technical prowess, establishing unforgettable scenes of America’s natural grandeur.

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984)
Half Dome, Merced River, Winter from The Photographs of Yosemite Suite
Silverprint photograph, 1938
Gift of the Friends of Art

The suite was a gift of the Friends of Art and is presented as part of our celebration of their 100th Anniversary year. Learn about the exhibition: Friends of Art: 100 Years.


Underwritten by Nichols and Swanson Pickle Co.