Occupying two galleries of the Booth Museum and approximately 6,000 square feet, the entire exhibition will be on view through February 20, 2011.
Two-thirds of the exhibit, including more than 90 photo-graphs, will remain on display through March 13, 2011.
Those wishing to experience the full exhibition are encouraged to visit prior to February 20. However, those visiting after that date will still encounter a stunning cross-section of the artists’ greatest images.
“Not only is this the largest Ansel Adams exhibition ever displayed in the Southeast, but it is also the largest temporary exhibition the Booth Museum has ever hosted,” said Booth Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins.
“We are excited to be able to keep the larger of the two galleries open through March 13 – which is the weekend of our 8th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Gathering. Visitors will still be able to view many of Adams’ most famous photo-graphs of all time, including Moon and Half Dome and Moon-rise Over Hernandez, as well as learn more about his process by touring the 20th century darkroom replica and also by entering the large, camera structure to watch a short video about his career.”
Adams is well known as both a skilled photographer and environmentalist. His black and white images of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park, are often re-produced for posters, calendars and in books, making his artwork widely recognized.
Though other Adams’ exhibitions have been displayed in Georgia, this collection includes several cityscapes and rarely seen portraits of the artists in his circle, including Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as many of his most famous images of all time.
The works in A Legacy, originally printed by the artist himself in his California darkroom, were given to The Friends of Photography, and initially displayed as an exhibition in China.
The Booth Museum exhibition showcases these works in the intimate scale Adams intended while also providing detailed text about the life and career of Adams.
For more information about Ansel Adams: A Legacy call 770-387-1300 or visit www.boothmuseum.org. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Showcase Photo & Video, Canon, A New Dimension Graphic Design & Printing, SunTrust and Stein-way Piano Galleries.