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Art Museum of South Texas Opens Exhibition by World-Renowned Photographer Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams:  Western Exposure

Art Museum of South Texas opens exhibition by world-renowned photographer

New Ansel Adams exhibition to bring tourists to Corpus Christi

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Monday January 20, 2014

Corpus Christi, Texas- Ansel Adams: Western Exposure opens at the Art Museum of South Texas January 24th.  The exhibition encompasses 125 photos by Adams, some of which have rarely, if ever, been shown publicly. Also included are drawings by Ansel Adams, his large format 8x10 view camera and memorabilia that belonged to the photographer.  Ansel Adams (1902-1984) is considered one of the most renowned photographers of the twentieth century, best known for his black-and-white photos of the American West.

The Art Museum of South Texas is the only venue in Texas to display Ansel Adams: Western Exposure.  The exhibition is curated by Adams’ daughter-in-law, Jeanne Falk Adams.  Jeanne and her husband, Michael Adams, son of the photographer, have lived in Adams’ Carmel Heights, California home and studio for more than twenty years.  Together, Jeanne and Michael have meticulously gone through the Adams’ photos and archives to create this unique exhibition

This collection includes a rare and intimate look into the career of the photographer, his relationships, and his vision for what he held dear.  This is an unforgettable opportunity to see in person the qualities of great photographs that synthesize the exposure time and optimum tonal range using the “zone system” developed by Ansel Adams and Fred Archer.

Friday night’s reception will feature keynote speaker Michael Adams, son of Ansel Adams lecturing on “Ansel Adams in Focus” at the H-E-B Auditorium at the museum.  The evening begins with the reception at 6pm and the lecture at 7pm.beginning at 6:00pm.  Tickets for this featured event are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.  Make reservations by calling 825-3504.

The Art Museum of South Texas is the second and final exhibition location for Ansel Adams: Western Exposure, making this exhibition an exclusive opportunity to experience the beauty of the natural world through this important artist’s eye. The exhibit is anticipated to be heavily attended drawing visitors locally, regionally and nationally.

Jeanne Adams, daughter-in-law of Ansel Adams, is available for interviews beginning January 15th- January 24th.  Michael Adams, son of the artist, is available for interviews beginning Wednesday January 22nd – 24th. 

The exhibit will be on display in the Art Museum of South Texas until May 4, 2014.

Images with printing guidelines available upon request.  For more information on this exhibition, related programs, and interviews with Jeanne or Michael Adams, please contact Karol Stewart.

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