Exhibitions

Stream, Sea, Clouds, Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, 1962

Photograph by Ansel Adams

 

Collection, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona

©2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

 

Ansel Adams: At the Water's Edge

On view June 9, 2012 to October 8, 2012

Located in the: Special Exhibition Galleries

 

Ansel Adams' appreciation for water was never far from the surface. He was drawn to the subject in all its forms, from rain, fog, mist and clouds to ice and snow. He also photographed water's effects in tide pools, weathered buildings and erosion patterns. His fascination with surf and crashing waves fed his interest in waterfalls and rapids in the High Sierra. In Yellowstone, it fueled his photographs of Old Faithful.

As in the famous Surf Sequence ca.1940, Adams often photographed water in ways that embrace seriality, motion, and time as meaningful modern themes.

At the Water's Edge combines famous images with extraordinary but lesser-known examples, expanding knowledge of Adams' work and building appreciation for the artist as an important and innovative modernist.

Support for the exhibition was provided by David H. Arrington, the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, and the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum. 

Media Partner: 

The Boston Globe

Ansel Adams: At the Water's Edge is part of PEM's Year of Photography, which is sponsored in part by WBUR, Boston's NPR news station, Hunt's Photo & Video, and Canon.

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Images

Reflections at Mono Lake, California, 1948

Reflections at Mono Lake, California, 1948

 

 

Photograph by Ansel Adams

 

Gelatin silver print

David H. Arrington Collection

©2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

 

Fern Spring, Dusk, Yosemite Valley, about 1961

Fern Spring, Dusk, Yosemite Valley, about 1961

Photograph by Ansel Adams

 

Collection, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona

©2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

 

Barnacles, Cape Cod, 1938

Barnacles, Cape Cod, 1938

Photograph by Ansel Adams

 

Collection, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona

©2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

 

Waterfall, Northern Cascades, Washington, 1960

Waterfall, Northern Cascades, Washington, 1960

 

Photograph by Ansel Adams

 

Collection, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona

©2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

 

The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1942

The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1942

 

Photograph by Ansel Adams

 

Collection, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona

©2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

 

Stream, Sea, Clouds, Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, 1962

Stream, Sea, Clouds, Rodeo Lagoon, Marin County, California, 1962

Photograph by Ansel Adams

 

Collection, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona

©2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

 

Further Reading