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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

May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Dr. Elizabeth Fergus-Jean will present the final lecture in our Docent Enrichment Lecture Series in preparation of our summer exhibit, Ansel Adams: Masterworks. This talk will continue our discussion on landscape photography, with greater focus Continue Reading
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CTAC Galleries - Petoskey
We invite you to join us for coffee and light refreshments at our Ansel Adams: Masterworks docent training session, on Wednesday, May 2 , from 1-3 pm.   The interactive training session will include: -a walking tour Continue Reading
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Exhibit donors are invited to an exclusive preview of the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibit. The event is by invitation only. Let us know you’ll be attending.       Image: Ansel Adams, GrassandPool, The Sierra 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 47 iconic images of Ansel Adams and 1 portrait of Ansel Adams by James Continue Reading
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm CTAC Galleries - Petoskey
Swirl is a delicious blend of culture, libations, and fun! Be among the first to view the Ansel Adams: Masterworks and “Our National Parks” exhibits,  while enjoying live music by Chris Koury, and sampling wine Continue Reading
Jun 2 2017 – Sep 9 2018 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 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CTAC-Petoskey
Members, artists and their guests are invited to join us to celebrate the opening of the Ansel Adams: Masterworks and “Ou National Parks” exhibits on June 3 at 2:00 PM.  Awards will be announced.  Light Continue Reading
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm Headlands International Dark Sky Park
Gather at Headlands International Dark Sky Park to explore the night sky with with photographer Bill Schwab and Dark Sky Park Program Director, Mary Stewart Adams.   Learn some star lore along with the fundamentals Continue Reading
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
We invite you to join us for coffee and light refreshments at our Ansel Adams: Masterworks docent training session, on Monday, June 5 , from 1-3 pm.   The interactive training session will include: -a walking tour Continue Reading
Jun 6 @ 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
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Thursday, June 8 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! Go beyond auto mode and take control 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 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Join Crooked Tree Photographic Society Members Rob Harold, Suzanne LeBeau, Karen Williams and Bob Walker as they share their recent excursion photographs.  View works from Isle Royale, Yellowstone and Yosemite. This event is free and Continue Reading
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 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
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Thursday, June 15 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 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 Continue Reading
Jun 15 @ 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
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Galleries at Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey
Take advantage of special evening hours to stroll the galleries at CTAC and view Ansel Adams: The Masterworks and Our National Parks exhibits.  Light refreshments will be served.   This event is free and open Continue Reading
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Friday, June 16 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
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm Theater & Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Join us for an evening of reminiscing about Ansel Adams with three people who worked closely with him.  As his colleagues and assistants, Ted Orland, David Bayles, and Mark Citret all had the honor and Continue Reading
Jun 20 @ 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
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Galleries & Theater, CTAC-Petoskey
Private Dinner with Ric Burns: 5:30 PM Film Clips and Q & A:  7:00 PM Tickets:  Dinner and Presentation: $75 per person or Presentation and Dessert Only: $20 per person   Join us for this Continue Reading
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Thursday, June 22 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!  Knee deep in digital files? Digital photography 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 @ 7:00 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 @ 7:30 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

 


Photography Workshops @ CTAC

Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Thursday, June 8 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! Go beyond auto mode and take control Continue Reading
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Thursday, June 15 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 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 Continue Reading
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Friday, June 16 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
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mural Room, CTAC-Petoskey
Date: Thursday, June 22 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!  Knee deep in digital files? Digital photography 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 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 – Aug 10 all-day 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 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 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 22 @ 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 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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