Ansel Adams

The exhibition provided a new look at the work of this great American landscape photographer through an outstanding selection of images from The Lane Collection.

Because the exhibition was drawn from the largest private holding of his work in the world, rarely exhibited photographs from the 1920s through the '70s, were hung side by side with the iconic images that made Adams famous. Footage of Adams mountain climbing, a large-format camera on display, and video of the photographer in the field and in the darkroom added to the complete picture of Adams as artist and outdoorsman.

The great depth of The Lane Collection allowed us to present an exceptional range of work: early and late prints from the same negative, photographs of vastly different scale, and such rarities as a trio of folding screens, mural-sized prints, an early Sierra Club album, even a Hills Brothers coffee can featuring an image of Yosemite blanketed in snow.

Included were well-loved photographs of the West and Southwest in prints created by a master of the darkroom - such inspiring vistas as Monolith, The Face of Half Dome and Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico - as well as intimate portraits, still lifes and close-ups.