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Changing views: Photography and
Enviromnental Action

A series of programs and events
surrounding the Ansel Adams: A Legacy and Looking at the New West exhibitions at The Fralin Museum of Art in 2013.

We are deeply indebted to Tom and Lynn Meredith for the loan of this storied collection of Ansel Adams photographs. This is perhaps the finest collection of his works, gathered by the Friends of Photography under Adams' leadership.

These programs were made possible through the generous support of The Jefferson Trust, an initiative of the UVA Alumni Association; the PBR Lecture

Series at UVA; The Fralin Museum of Art; the Office of the Vice President for Research; and Lynn and Tom Meredith.

Art and Environmental Action
Student Scholars

$10,000 Scholarship Opportunity for projects focused on Art and Environmental Action

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About the Exhibitions
Ansel Adams: A Legacy
June 7 - October 13

Adams's monumental black and white works combined an extraordinary craft in the control of light and abstract formal composition with a palpable passion for the wilderness of the American West.

Looking at the New West:
Contemporary Landscape

June 7 - December 15

Curated by Bill Wylie, this exhibition will feature six contemporary photographers who engage the landscape of the American West as their subject.

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Related Events

Reunions Weekend Special Tour
of the Ansel Adams Exhibit

June 8, 2013 | 2-3 pm
The Fralin Museum of Art

Opening Reception
June 15, 2013 | 6-9 pm
The Fralin Museum of Art
In collaboration with Look3 Charlottesville Festival of the Photograph

Photography Challenge
Changing Views
Looking at Charlottesville
August 16 - September 27, 2013

OpenGrounds Forum & Publication
Changing Views: Photography and Environmental Action
September 27, 2013 | 10 am - 1 pm
Dome Room of the Rotunda

Final Fridays Reception
September 27, 2013 | 5:30-7:30 pm
The Fralin Museum of Art

Tour of the Ansel Adams Exhibit
September 28, 2013 | 2-3 pm
The Fralin Museum of Art

1870/1970: The Landscape Survey and American Photography
October 29, 2013 | 6 pm
Campbell 158

While Ansel Adams' images have been central to the public's perception of landscape and wilderness for five decades, the most relevant conversation for contemporary photographers was not with Adams and his colleagues, but rather with the photographers of the "Great Surveys" of the nineteenth century. Mr. Jurovics will discuss leading artists of these two periods, as well as recent projects that investigate the beauty and complexity of the western landscape.

Toby Jurovics is the Chief Curator and Holland Curator of American Western Art at the Joslyn Art Museum. A recognized expert on the photographic history of the American West, he has organized exhibitions by artists including Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Barbara Bosworth, Emmet Gowin, and Edward

Ranney. In 2010, he organized a major retrospective on Timothy H. O'Sullivan, Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan, and has published essays on Thomas Joshua Cooper, John Gossage, and New Topographics.

Sponsored by the Studio Art Department.


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