Portland, Oregon — The World Forestry Center Discovery Museum will host an Ansel Adams photography exhibit titled: “Ansel Adams: Distance and Detail” from May 26 through Aug. 18.
The exhibit is drawn from the art collection of Bank of America and 30 of Adams’ most iconic photographs. The collection includes photographs that show the most intimate details in nature to large, encompassing landscapes. The exhibit is comprised of black and white prints, mostly gelatin silver, ranging in size from of 4 inches x 5 inches, to 51 inches x 39 inches. Titles of the images include Evening Clouds and Pool, East Side of the Sierra Nevada, from the Owens Valley, California, and Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico.
“We are thrilled to once again show the stunning photographs of Ansel Adams,” says Gary Hartshorn, President and CEO of the World Forestry Center. “This is a different exhibit than the one we hosted in 2006, but equally as beautiful. Our museum visitors will once again be able to view the incredible work of this great American icon here in Portland.”
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 truly legitimate art form, inspiring new ways of seeing and communicating. His long career represents a prolific and rich contribution to American culture including many hundreds of images that continue to profoundly influence the practice of the art of photography to this day.
The exhibit is included with museum admission: $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+) and $6 for children 3-18. The Discovery Museum will also host a special 21 and older evening event on May 30 called Museum by Moonlight. Admission prices are the same.
The Center is located at 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221. 503-228-1367. Learn more at www.worldforestry.org.