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Ansel Adams (1902 –1984), Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941, gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 ½”, Collection of Virginia Adams Mayhew, © Artwork: Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
Ansel Adams: The Masterworks
Towards the end of his life, Ansel Adams embarked on a project to create a portfolio of his most well-known photographs. He wished that these photographs and the beauty of America’s landscapes would inspire future generations. Thus the Museum Set was born. In this exhibition, experience the legacy of Ansel Adams through 32 black and white photographs spanning four decades, all from the private Museum Set of Virginia Adams Mayhew, the artist’s granddaughter. Exhibition Prospectus.
Bob Kolbrener works “in the old fashioned way,”using traditional darkroom techniques and large format cameras. In fifty-six black and white photographs, Kolbrener captures ephemeral moments in nature, from rays of sunlight over fog to crashing waves on a winter beach. Kolbrener’s creativity shines through in his photographs of humanity’s “encroachment into nature,” which include road signs wittily framed against Western landscapes. The artists says, “In my early trips into the American West, I was really looking for Ansel Adams-like photographs. And I realized very quickly that the great moments in nature, weather-related situations, didn’t happen very often. In order to stay photographically active, I had to find other things to photograph.” This retrospective celebrates Kolbrener’s wide range of subjects and includes landscapes, portraiture, architecture, and much more. Exhibition Prospectus
© Jay Dusard, Julie Hagen, Little Jennie (Wagstaff), Ranch, Wyoming, 1981, The Jay Dusard Collection, Booth Western Art Museum permanent collection, Cartersville, GA
America’s West is home to numerous cultures and ranching traditions. Following a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981, Jay Dusard has been photographing working cowboys and ranchers across the West. Dusard says, “I’m a cowboy at heart; I like being on horses, I like working cows, and I like helping my neighbors on their ranches.” This retrospective follows Dusard’s career through more than 60 color and black and white photographs of Western landscapes and portraiture. Exhibition Prospectus
© Barbara Van Cleve, The Shepherd [Chew Ranch, Utah], 2000, Booth Western Art Museum permanent collection, Cartersville, GA
Barbara Van Cleve
A member of the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Barbara Van Cleve is no stranger to ranch life. Van Cleve was raised on her family’s ranch, which had been in her family since the 1880s. Ranch life showed her how everyone had to pitch in and do the work. However, Van Cleve noticed that woman ranchers were often absent in media. Not content to let the vital work of women remain hidden, Van Cleve began photographing women of all ages to show that life is not just men on the range and women in the home. Van Cleve says, “What I simply wanted to do was give the women a voice and recognition.”The stories of these women ranchers are told through 78 black and white photographs and their biographies, all collected by Van Cleve. Exhibition Prospectus