The works of Ansel Adams, famed black-and-white photographer and artist will be presented at The Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center.
The works of Ansel Adams, famed black-and-white photographer and artist, will be presented at the The Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center.
The exhibition will feature more than 70 works by American photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984). Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature, will be on view Oct. 29 through March 5, 2023. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Visitors can immerse themselves in the wonder of the American wilderness as they experience more than 70 of Adams’ works, some of them beloved images—others never-before published. Complementing the exhibition is Adams’ own recordings of classical music, which helps build a comprehensive picture of the artist’s career according to Holly Koons, Executive Director of the Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center.
Renowned for his iconic black-and-white prints of landscapes throughout the United States, Adams’ striking compositions and techniques have amazed audiences for generations and elevated photography as an art form in the 20th century. His thoughtful use of light and shadow bring out often-forgotten and overlooked beauty in the natural world, inviting viewers to focus on patterns, textures and contrasting components.
“Continuing with the core theme of nature that has underpinned all the exhibitions we’ve mounted during our inaugural year, the Torggler is delighted to present the works of Ansel Adams, whose name is synonymous with images of the majestic American wilderness,” Koons said.
“As an artist, Adams inspired generations of photographers, and his compelling artworks have helped us to envision and appreciate the natural abundance of this country,” she added.
This exhibition is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, Calif., managed by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles.
The exhibit coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center.
The Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center is located on the campus of Christopher Newport University in Newport News. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. More info: thetorggler.org.