You may have seen his work. It has been widely reproduced on calendars, posters and in books. If you haven't, you now have the opportunity to see the masterpieces of American photographer and environmentalist, Ansel Adams right here in South Bend.
That’s because the South Bend Museum of Art is showing off Adam’s collection starting November 1st and will continue showing it into January. This exhibition features a collection of 48 works, about two-thirds of a selection Adams made late in his life to serve as a succinct representation of his life’s work. This set is called “The Museum Set”.
Friday, the South Bend Museum of Art is hosting a reception to show off Ansel Adams collection. It starts at 6 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Adams was born in San Francisco on February 20th, 1902. In 1916, his family vacationed at Yosemite National Park, where he photographed images with his first Brownie Box Camera, given to him by his father.
He continued his photography and his career spanned more than five decades. Adams became one of America’s most beloved landscape photographers and on if it’s more respected environmentalists.
The South Bend Museum of Art also has several other events coming up. They have a workshop series where you learn a little bit more about photography and Adams. They also have the works of other photographers being shown off right next to Adams work. For more information just go to the museum's website.