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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 9 – Aug 2 all-day CTAC-Traverse City
Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City presents Monte Nagler: Visions of Light, a collection of photographic work by Michigan’s own Monte Nagler, a former student of Ansel Adams. Monte Nagler began photographing seriously after Continue Reading
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Our National Parks Exhibit Juror, Howard Bond, will talk about his work and share stories about his experience with Ansel Adams,  f64, and his work with the Sierra Club. About Howard Bond: Howard Bond began photographing Continue Reading
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Thursday, June29 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 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. Editing Continue Reading
Jun 29 @ 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
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm John M. Hall Auditorium, Bay View
Celebrate the spirit of our country, its national parks, and stunning photography along with the Michigan premiere of Ansel Adams: America, the Adrian Boyer Concerto and Aria winners, and Bay View Concert Orchestra. Ansel Adams: America Continue Reading
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day CTAC-Petoskey, Upper Carnegie Fireplace Room
Instructor: Alan Ross Medium: Photography Days/Times: July 10-12, 9:00am – 4:00pm Tuition: $650 Members / $690 Non-Members Registration opens Wednesday, February 15 In this hands-on and inspiring workshop, the emphasis will be on connecting Ansel Adams’ approach Continue Reading
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Theater, CTAC-Petoskey
Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film is a 2002 documentary and biographical film that traces the life of the American photographer Ansel Adams. He is most noted for his landscape images of the American West. The Continue Reading
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm CTAC-Traverse City
Our resident art historian Kaleigh James returns by popular demand to discuss the medium of photography through the lens of art history, beginning with its invention in the late 1830s and running through the formalist Continue Reading
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Thursday, July 13 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM Location: Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Dan Welihan Tuition: $12 per person – Advanced registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome! iPhoneography is defined as “the act of Continue Reading
Jul 13 @ 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
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm Theater, CTAC-Petoskey
Learn about the man behind the famous images from the perspective of someone who worked side-by-side with him for nearly six years.  Drawing from his personal experiences, recollections, anecdotes and memorabilia, Alan Ross will give Continue Reading
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Friday, July 14 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! Go beyond auto mode and take control of Continue Reading
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Monday, July 17 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: To be announced Tuition: $15 per person – Advanced registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome! You’ve figured out the basics of your digital Continue Reading
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
During these four stand-alone presentations, John Fergus-Jean will examine the history and aesthetics of photography and key periods in photography’s evolution. Particular attention will be paid on the processes, movements, styles, and photographers that have Continue Reading
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Bill Schwab's Photostock Studio
Date/Time: Saturday, July 22 from 9:30 – 5:00 PM Instructor: Bill Schwab Tuition: $86 Members / $126 Non-Members Fuse photographic processes from the 19th and 21st centuries! Using a digital file or an old family Continue Reading
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Monday, July 24 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Location: Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Dan Welihan Tuition: $15 per person – Advanced registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome!  Knee deep in digital files? Digital photography has Continue Reading
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
During these four stand-alone presentations, John Fergus-Jean will examine the history and aesthetics of photography and key periods in photography’s evolution. Particular attention will be paid on the processes, movements, styles, and photographers that have Continue Reading
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Noted photographer, author and teacher, Monte Nagler, will talk about his work and share stores about his experiences studying with Ansel Adams. Monte Nagler will be teaching a Photography Workshop at Crooked Tree Arts Center Continue Reading
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Wednesday, July 26 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Monte Nagler Tuition: $75 Members / $115 Non-Members Join renown photographer and former student of Ansel Adams, Monte Nagler, for an inspiring photography Continue Reading
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Dates: Thursdays, July 27 – August 10 Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Fergus-Jean Tuition: $138 Members / $178 Non-Members Perfect for those who want to feel more confident talking about and Continue Reading
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Monday, July 31 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
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
During these four stand-alone presentations, John Fergus-Jean will examine the history and aesthetics of photography and key periods in photography’s evolution. Particular attention will be paid on the processes, movements, styles, and photographers that have Continue Reading
Aug 1 @ 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
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Tuesday, August 1 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! Go beyond auto mode and take control Continue Reading
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Dates: Thursdays, July 27 – August 10 Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Fergus-Jean Tuition: $138 Members / $178 Non-Members Perfect for those who want to feel more confident talking about and Continue Reading
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
During these four stand-alone presentations, John Fergus-Jean will examine the history and aesthetics of photography and key periods in photography’s evolution. Particular attention will be paid on the processes, movements, styles, and photographers that have Continue Reading

 


Photography Workshops @ CTAC

Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Bidwell Plaza, CTAC-Petoskey
Take an intimate look at a process popular in the late 1800s. Photographer Bill Schwab will demonstrate the art and chemistry using a camera with a Civil War-era lens in his mobile studio and darkroom Continue Reading
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Thursday, June29 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 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. Editing Continue Reading
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day CTAC-Petoskey, Upper Carnegie Fireplace Room
Instructor: Alan Ross Medium: Photography Days/Times: July 10-12, 9:00am – 4:00pm Tuition: $650 Members / $690 Non-Members Registration opens Wednesday, February 15 In this hands-on and inspiring workshop, the emphasis will be on connecting Ansel Adams’ approach Continue Reading
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Thursday, July 13 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM Location: Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Dan Welihan Tuition: $12 per person – Advanced registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome! iPhoneography is defined as “the act of Continue Reading
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Friday, July 14 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! Go beyond auto mode and take control of Continue Reading
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Monday, July 17 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Location: Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: To be announced Tuition: $15 per person – Advanced registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome! You’ve figured out the basics of your digital Continue Reading
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
During these four stand-alone presentations, John Fergus-Jean will examine the history and aesthetics of photography and key periods in photography’s evolution. Particular attention will be paid on the processes, movements, styles, and photographers that have Continue Reading
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Bill Schwab's Photostock Studio
Date/Time: Saturday, July 22 from 9:30 – 5:00 PM Instructor: Bill Schwab Tuition: $86 Members / $126 Non-Members Fuse photographic processes from the 19th and 21st centuries! Using a digital file or an old family Continue Reading
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Monday, July 24 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Location: Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Dan Welihan Tuition: $15 per person – Advanced registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome!  Knee deep in digital files? Digital photography has Continue Reading
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
During these four stand-alone presentations, John Fergus-Jean will examine the history and aesthetics of photography and key periods in photography’s evolution. Particular attention will be paid on the processes, movements, styles, and photographers that have Continue Reading
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Wednesday, July 26 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Location: Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Monte Nagler Tuition: $75 Members / $115 Non-Members Join renown photographer and former student of Ansel Adams, Monte Nagler, for an inspiring photography Continue Reading
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Dates: Thursdays, July 27 – August 10 Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Fergus-Jean Tuition: $138 Members / $178 Non-Members Perfect for those who want to feel more confident talking about and Continue Reading
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Monday, July 31 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
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
During these four stand-alone presentations, John Fergus-Jean will examine the history and aesthetics of photography and key periods in photography’s evolution. Particular attention will be paid on the processes, movements, styles, and photographers that have Continue Reading
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Tuesday, August 1 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! Go beyond auto mode and take control Continue Reading
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Dates: Thursdays, July 27 – August 10 Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Fergus-Jean Tuition: $138 Members / $178 Non-Members Perfect for those who want to feel more confident talking about and Continue Reading
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
During these four stand-alone presentations, John Fergus-Jean will examine the history and aesthetics of photography and key periods in photography’s evolution. Particular attention will be paid on the processes, movements, styles, and photographers that have Continue Reading
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Tuesday, August 8 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Location: Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: To be announced Tuition: $15 per person – Advanced registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome! You’ve figured out the basics of your digital Continue Reading
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Dates: Thursdays, July 27 – August 10 Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Fergus-Jean Tuition: $138 Members / $178 Non-Members Perfect for those who want to feel more confident talking about and Continue Reading
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Rotunda Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Saturday, August 12 from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Location: CTAC & Singing Tree Studio Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Fergus-Jean Tuition: $86 Members / $126 Non-Members Contemplative photography can be considered an approach or method Continue Reading
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Monday, August 14 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM Location: Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey Instructor: Dan Welihan Tuition: $12 per person – Advanced registration is encouraged, but drop-ins are welcome! iPhoneography is defined as “the act of Continue Reading
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Tuesday, August 15 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!  Knee deep in digital files? Digital photography Continue Reading
Aug 17 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Bill Schwab's Photostock Studio
Date/Time: Thursday, August 17 from 9:30 – 5:00 PM Instructor: Bill Schwab Tuition: $86 Members / $126 Non-Members In a similar process to old blueprints, participants will collect natural objects (feathers, leaves, flowers) or bring personal 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

 

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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