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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.

Call for Research Proposals

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

Applications due November 15, 2013 by 11:59 pm. More Information >

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. More >

Looking at the New West: Contemporary Landscape Photography
June 7 - December 15

This exhibition will feature six contemporary photographers who engage the landscape of the American West as their subject. More >

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Self-Portrait, Monument Valley, Utah, 1958<br/>Photograph by Ansel Adams Collection<br/> Center for Creative Photography<br/>© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust At Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National<Br>     Monument, California, 1942 <br/>Photograph by Ansel Adams Collection<br/> Center for Creative Photography<br/>© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park,<Br>     California, 1940 <br/>Photograph by Ansel Adams Collection<br/> Center for Creative Photography<br/>© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust Pine Forest in Snow, Yosemite National Park,<Br>     California, 1933 <br/>Photograph by Ansel Adams Collection<br/> Center for Creative Photography<br/>© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust Golden Gate Headlands from Lincoln Park, San<Br>     Francisco, California, 1952<br/>Photograph by Ansel Adams Collection<br/> Center for Creative Photography<br/>© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

Related Events

Reunions Weekend Special Tour of the Ansel Adams Exhibit
June 8, 2013 | 2 - 3 pm | Fralin Museum of Art

Opening Reception
June 15, 2013 | 6 – 9 pm | Fralin Museum of Art
In collaboration with Look3 Charlottesville Festival of the Photograph
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Photography Challenge
Changing Views: Looking at Charlottesville
August 16 – September 27, 2013
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OpenGrounds Forum & Publication
Changing Views: Photography and Environmental Action
September 27, 2013 | 10 am – 1 pm | Dome Room of the Rotunda
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Final Fridays Reception
September 27, 2013 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Fralin Museum of Art

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

Lecture
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 f64 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.

Images from "Looking at the New West"
Upper right: Michael Lundgren
American, b. 1974
Basin, 2005
Gelatin silver print, edition 1 of 5, 32 x 40 in, 81.28 x 101.6 cm
Courtesy of the artist and ClampArt
© Michael Lundgren

Lower right:Joni Sternbach
American, b. 1953
10.09.30 #1 Tracks, c. 2010
Unique wet collodion tintype on steel, 8 x 10 in, 20.32 x 25.4 cm
Courtesy of the artist
© Joni Sternbach

Above:Mike Osborne
American, b. 1978
Vertellus (Peak), 2012
Archival inkjet print, 28 x 35 in, 71.12 x 88.9 cm
Courtesy of the artist
© Mike Osborne