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The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1942

May 28 – September 5, 2022

Ansel Adams: Masterworks

Experience the power of nature through the lens of America’s most revered photographer. Ansel Adams profoundly influenced the course of 20th century photography through the example of his lavish and technically precise images, as well as by his devotion to advancing photography as an art form with his uniquely innovative approach to the medium.

This traveling exhibit, organized by The Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding, CA, in association with Landau Traveling Exhibitions in Los Angeles, CA, features a collection of 48 photographs by Ansel Adams. Hand-selected, late in his life, the photographs serve as a representation of what Adams deemed the best work of his career. Called “The Museum Set,” the featured photographs reveal the importance Adams placed on the awe-inspiring power and beauty of the natural world.

Generous support for Ansel Adams: Masterworks in Seattle is made possible by Laird Norton Wealth Management, REI Co-op, Mike Repass, the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, The Norcliffe Foundation, Maureen Frisch, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and the MOHAI Exhibits Fund.

Media support provided by: The Seattle Times, KCTS 9, Crosscut, and KUOW.

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Ansel Adams: Masterworks at MOHAI May 28, 2022 through September 5, 2022.

Photo: The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1942

Ansel Adams: Masterworks

Ansel Adams: Photographer, Environmentalist, and Visionary

Adams was a life-long advocate for environmental conservation, and his photographic practice was deeply entwined with this advocacy.

The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1942

Leaves, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 1942

Sand Dunes, Sunrise, Death Valley National Monument, California, 1948

Barn, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1937

Manly Beacon, Death Valley National Monument, California, 1952

Exhibit Audio Descriptions

MOHAI is excited to launch a new initiative in our ongoing effort to make the museum more accessible to all visitors.

Audio descriptions are available in the exhibit as a resource for visitors who are blind or have low vision, and for anyone interested in detailed descriptions of the photographs.

This offering includes audio descriptions of select photographs and an orientation to the space on your mobile device. The audio description platform is compatible with your mobile device’s accessibility settings. Please use headphones in the gallery.

Large-print text will also be available for access in the exhibit, and digitally on a screen-reader compatible platform.

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