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Celebrating Adams

Opening Day

Included with museum admission

Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 11am - 5pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Celebrating Adams

Explore the creative vision and the personal world of a photographer who forever changed our image of the American environment. Special presentations by Ansel Adams' son and by the curator of the complete archive of Adams' work.

Made possible by the Lowell Institute

 

Docent-led Gallery Tours

ANSEL ADAMS: AT THE WATER'S EDGE
11 am and 2 pm | Meet at information desk
Tickets available at admissions desk on day of tour

 

Presentation

ANSEL ADAMS, A SON'S PERSPECTIVE
1–2 pm | Morse Auditorium | For adults
Reservations by June 6

Enjoy this special opportunity to hear Michael Adams, the son of photographer Ansel Adams, talk about his father's childhood, his introduction to the Sierra Nevada, his visits to the American Southwest, his involvement with the Sierra Club and his documentary work at the Manzanar relocation center during World War II.

SOLD OUT

 

Film Program

CAPTURING TIME AND SEQUENCE IN FILM
3–5 pm | Morse Auditorium | For adults
Reservations by June 7

Michael Dow, doctoral candidate at New York University and teacher of film and animation studies at Northeastern University, Boston, presents works of experimental filmmakers from Adams' time who explored sequence and time through their films, as Adams did in his photographs.

Reserve Tickets Now

 

FILMS INCLUDE

Go! Go! Go! (Marie Menken, 1962–1964, 12 minutes)

Glimpse of the Garden (Marie Menken, 1957, 7 minutes)

Note to Pati (Saul Levine, 1969, 7 minutes)

George Dumpson's Place (Ed Emshwiller, 1965, 8 minutes)

Nostalgia (Hollis Frampton, 1971, 36 minutes)

Battery Film (Richard Protovin and Franklin Backus, 1985, 9 minutes)

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