August 21, 2005–January 4, 2006

Ansel Adams

Take a new look at the work of this great American landscape photographer through an outstanding selection of images from The Lane Collection. You’re likely to see an Ansel Adams you’ve never seen before.

Because the exhibition is drawn from the largest private holding of his work in the world, rarely exhibited photographs from the 1920s through the ’70s are hung side by side with the iconic images that made Adams famous. Footage of Adams mountain climbing, a large-format camera on display, and video of the photographer in the field and in the darkroom add to the complete picture of Adams as artist and outdoorsman.

The great depth of The Lane Collection allows us to present an exceptional range of work: early and late prints from the same negative, photographs of vastly different scale, and such rarities as a trio of folding screens, mural-sized prints, an early Sierra Club album, and even a Hills Brothers coffee can featuring an image of Yosemite blanketed in snow.

Above all you’ll see well-loved photographs of the West and Southwest in prints created by a master of the darkroom—such inspiring vistas as Monolith, The Face of Half Dome and Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico—as well as intimate portraits, still lifes, and close-ups.


The television media sponsor is WCVB-5.
This exhibition is sponsored by RBC Dain Rauscher.
Additional support provided by Polaroid Corporation.