Ansel Adams Photography Exhibition at Kean University
Photo Credit: From Wawona Tunnel, Winter, Yosemite, 1935. Photo by Ansel Adams. @The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
Works by iconic 20th-century landscape photographer Ansel Adams are now on display at the Galleries at Liberty Hall Academic Center at Kean University.
The “Early Works” exhibition features 42 original vintage photographs by the master photographer of the American West, ranging from the 1920s to the 1950s. It is open to the public with a pay-what-you-wish (PWYW) admission.
“Adams was an innovator. He never stopped evolving his artistic process,” said Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D. “It is essential [that] our students have the experience of seeing original works of art and learning about the artists behind those creations. I encourage our students, faculty, staff, and the community to view this celebrated exhibition.”
Adams, an environmentalist and a giant in the field of landscape photography, was renowned for his use of light, both in the field and in the darkroom. He helped build public appreciation for the American wilderness through his captivating images of the more than 40 national parks he explored, including Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Park.
Lynette Zimmerman, executive director of the Liberty Hall Academic Center and the Galleries at Kean, said Adams’ passion for the environment “will be perfectly at home” in the Liberty Hall Academic Center Gallery. “We are so excited to feature the original works of this amazing photographer,” she added.
To learn more about the exhibition, visit the Galleries at Kean website at galleries.kean.edu. Tickets for the exhibition are available at the door or by online reservation.
All works are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. This exhibition was organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.
Liberty Hall Academic Center Gallery is located at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union.