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Ansel Adams Headshot by James AlinderOn Exhibit at CTAC: June – September, 2017

The exhibition features a collection of forty-seven works by Ansel Adams (1902 -1984), about two-thirds of a selection Adams made late in his life to serve as a succinct representation of his life’s work.  He felt these photographs were his best.  Called  “The Museum Set”. These works reveal the importance Adams placed on the drama and splendor of natural environments that might not, to the ordinary passing hiker, have revealed their secrets. Included are many of Adams’ most famous and best-loved photographs which encompass the full scope of his work: elegant details of nature, architectural studies, portraits, and the breathtaking landscapes for which he is revered. The exhibition also includes a photo portrait of Ansel Adams by James Alinder.  View the list of works.

Image: Ansel Adams Headshot by James Alinder


 

CTAC is launching a full line-up of programs to enhance the Ansel Adams exhibit from lectures and workshops to musical performances.  

Scroll down for more information & check back often for updates!

 


Ansel Adams: A Brief Sketch of His Life
Ansel Adams Headshot by James Alinder(An excerpt from ANSEL ADAMS: MASTERWORKS by Robyn G. Peterson, Ph.D. Director of Collections and Research and Research/Curator of Art Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California.)
Ansel Adams was an only child, born in San Francisco in 1902. Early memories included surviving the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, roaming the seaside near his family’s beautifully situated home, recurrent illnesses, and a decided aversion to school. In early adulthood, Adams was faced with the difficult choice of developing his great talent as a pianist or plunging into the relatively untried world of working as an artist in photography. Read more.


Upcoming Ansel Adams Programs & Events

Jun 1 – Sep 9 all-day CTAC-Petoskey
“Our National Parks” is a juried photography exhibit in honor of Ansel Adams and the 100th Anniversary of our National Parks.  All photographs are the best outdoor, nature, and landscape photography made within National Park System sites. Continue Reading
Jun 1 – Sep 30 all-day Bonfield & Gilbert Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Crooked Tree Arts Center is pleased to present  Ansel Adams : Masterworks for the summer of 2017.   The exhibit is comprised of 48 iconic images of Ansel Adams and 1 portrait of Ansel Adams by James Continue Reading
Jun 3 – Sep 20 all-day Petoskey District Library
Our National Parks at the Library features over 30 photographs made in our National Parks. This exhibition is part our celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks, and is presented in conjunction with Crooked Continue Reading
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Jenny Risher is fashion and portrait photographer. She graduated from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, where she earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in photography. Jenny’s continual strive for perfection and natural sensibility has Continue Reading
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Tuesday, August 22 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Dan Welihan Tuition: $15 per person – Advanced registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome! Capturing an image is just the beginning. Continue Reading
Aug 23 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm CTAC - Traverse City
SOLD OUT! Registration is now closed. On Wednesday, August 23, join us for a fun day trip via comfy charter bus from Traverse City to Petoskey to view and get a special tour of the Ansel Continue Reading
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre
Join us at the Harbor Springs Lyric Theater for insights and debate from commercial photographer, Jenny Risher, artist, Dr. Elizabeth Fergus-Jean, Professor Emeritus, John Fergus-Jean and photography collector and gallery owner, Jay Crouse. About our Continue Reading
Aug 24 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm CTAC Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Experience the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit through a guided tour with a trained docent.  Meet in the galleries. No registration necessary!  Tours are free and open to the public. Free Event! Upcoming Tour Dates: Tuesdays, June Continue Reading
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center
Saturday, August 26, 2017 7 – 10 p.m. @ Crooked Tree Arts Center – Petoskey Join us for this summer’s swankiest soiree, the Black & White Gala, for an evening of glitz, glamour and sophistication. Continue Reading
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am CTAC Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Experience the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit through a guided tour with a trained docent.  Meet in the galleries. No registration necessary!  Tours are free and open to the public. Free Event! Upcoming Tour Dates: Tuesdays, June Continue Reading
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm CTAC Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Experience the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit through a guided tour with a trained docent.  Meet in the galleries. No registration necessary!  Tours are free and open to the public. Free Event! Upcoming Tour Dates: Tuesdays, June Continue Reading
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm CTAC Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Experience the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit through a guided tour with a trained docent.  Meet in the galleries. No registration necessary!  Tours are free and open to the public. Free Event! Upcoming Tour Dates: Tuesdays, June Continue Reading
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm CTAC Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Experience the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit through a guided tour with a trained docent.  Meet in the galleries. No registration necessary!  Tours are free and open to the public. Free Event! Upcoming Tour Dates: Tuesdays, June Continue Reading
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm CTAC Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Experience the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit through a guided tour with a trained docent.  Meet in the galleries. No registration necessary!  Tours are free and open to the public. Free Event! Upcoming Tour Dates: Tuesdays, June Continue Reading

 


Photography Workshops @ CTAC

Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Tuesday, August 22 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Dan Welihan Tuition: $15 per person – Advanced registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome! Capturing an image is just the beginning. Continue Reading

 

Support the Ansel Adams Exhibit

There are many ways to help bring this exhibit to Petoskey.  For more information on sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please contact Development Director, Cindy McSurely.


The exhibition was organized by the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California. Exhibition tour management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.

Funding provided in part by:

Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities
Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

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