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December 20, 2010
DATE: January 4 – March 5, 2011
LOCATION: Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV
TIME: The museum is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DETAILS: Free and open to the public
Visitors to UNLV’s Barrick Museum this January will have a unique opportunity to see America through the eyes of legendary photographer Ansel Adams. From Jan. 4 through March 5, a selection of Adams’ most prolific photographs from will be on display as part of the Bank of America Art in Our Communities program.
Ansel Adams (1902-1984), photographer, environmentalist, and social activist is recognized as one of America's foremost photographers. His life's work established photography as a legitimate art form, inspiring new ways of seeing and communicating.
His long career represents a rich contribution to American art including hundreds of images that continue to influence photography to this day. Adams' view of America, produced in over half a century of imagery, invites us to reexamine our visible world from the most intimate details in nature to the broadest of landscapes. His close-up, intense studies of isolated natural objects that capture nature's most intimate details were often made on the same day as his more famous dramatic vistas.
This exhibition is part of the Bank of America Collection and features 30 of Adams’ works, including pieces as well known as Moonrise over Hernandez alongside his lesser-known studies of architectural subjects such as the Spanish Catholic Missions in Arizona. Together with prints ranging in size from an intimate 4 x 5 inch photograph of Tenaya Lake to a 51 x 39 inch mural print of Aspens, the viewer witnesses Adams careful attention to clarity and detail across an array of subject matter. These photographs, made between 1931 and 1976, provide an in depth look at the work of one of America’s best known Modernists and folk heroes
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