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Ansel Adams Exhibit at Cannon Art Gallery

The City of Carlsbad presents Ansel Adams: Early Works art exhibit at William D. Cannon Art Gallery, located at the Carlsbad City Library complex at 1775 Dove Lane. The exhibit features intimate master prints from the 1920s through the 50s depicting Adams’ transition from pictorialism to straight photography and provides a fresh look at this legendary master of the American landscape. On display are 42 photographs, several singular examples are included in this exhibition, including an extraordinary rare print of Moonrise, Hernandez, NM, 1941, and Clearing Winter Story, 1938, Adams’ most celebrated Yosemite view. All works are from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg. The exhibit is traveled by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.

“Few artists have reached a wider audience or enjoyed more widespread popularity than Ansel Adams. His work is familiar to most Americans who recognize his extraordinary black and white images of the natural world. But rarely do we have the opportunity to see his original photographs, which are being presented at the Cannon Art Gallery," commented Curator of Exhibitions Karen McGuire. "We are excited to bring 42 of these small and exquisite views of the American landscape to Carlsbad as they also serve as a reminder that nature is one of our most valuable resources.”

Mount Williamson, the Sierra Nevada from Manzanar, California, 1944
Photograph by Ansel Adams
Collection Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
©The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

At a Glance

  • Ansel Adams: Early Works will be on display from Sept. 22 through Dec. 1.
  • William D. Cannon Art Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.
  • Admission is free.

More Information

September 18, 2019