|Current exhibits at Steinbeck Center feature Ansel Adams photos
Two great Ansel Adams exhibits are currently displayed at the National Steinbeck
Center. Ansel Adams: Inspiration and Influence runs through February
and Edges and Intersections: Ansel Adams in Yosemite runs through
Ansel Adams: Inspiration and Influence examines the work of Adams
in the context of photographers around him and those he influenced. The exhibit
includes approximately 80 photographs and pairs a number of Adams images
with those by other photographers, allowing visitors to compare the techniques
used and the various photographers artistic visions.
Edges and Intersections: Ansel Adams in Yosemite treats the viewer
to a personal view of Adams and celebrates the 100th anniversary of Adams
birth and 100 years of the Bests Studios, which evolved into the Ansel Adams
Gallery in Yosemite.
Adams was born in San Francisco in 1902, the same year that painter Harry Cassie
Best opened a studio in Yosemite Valley. The Best and Adams families intertwined
when Virginia Best and Ansel Adams were married.
Original oil paintings by Harry Cassie Best, fine photographs, and memorabilia
from the Adams/Best family collections are included in the exhibition. Edges
and Intersections was made possible through the Yosemite Fund. A public
program will be held Jan. 26, featuring Michael Adams, son of Ansel Adams.
Both exhibitions are included with paid admission to the National Steinbeck Center.
Admission is $9.95 for adults, with discounts for seniors, students and groups.
For more information call Amanda Holder at the Steinbeck Center, 796-3833 or visit