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The American West, Landscapes, and Ansel Adams

April 8, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 3:45 pm


**Please note: This event will be held outside of Chapel Hill at the NC Museum of Art. See below for more information**

This seminar will provide historical and cultural context for North Carolina Museum of Arts’ exhibition, “Ansel Adams: Masterworks,” which features The Museum Set, a collection of photographs spanning five decades and chosen by Adams himself as the best work of his career.  Joy Kasson will give an overview of how the West impacted American culture with a focus on the visual arts. Maggie Cao will explore the history of American landscape painting and its demise in the late 19th century. Chief Curator Linda Dougherty will then introduce us to the Adams collection to explore his key role in the development of photography as an art form during the 20th century and his enduring impact and influence on contemporary photography. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase reduced-price tickets to view and discuss the exhibition with the seminar speakers at the end of the day.


North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 26707 United States
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