Ansel Adams in Our Time

Photo of Half Dome with full moon for Ansel Adams in Our Time

Final week at the DeYoung.
Looking forward and back, this exhibition of more than 100 works by photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams (1902 to 1984) places him in direct conversation with contemporary artists and the photographers who influenced him. Ansel Adams in Our Time is laid out in seven sections tracing Adams’s artistic development, the exhibition features some of his most-loved photographs, including images of Yosemite, San Francisco, and the American Southwest.

Adams’s works are shown alongside prints by 19th-century landscape photographers, such as Carleton Watkins and Eadweard Muybridge, as well as contemporary artists like Trevor Paglen, Will Wilson, and Catherine Opie. Their work engages anew with the sites and subjects that occupied Adams throughout his life — from national parks to the use and misuse of natural resources. Adams’s legacy continues to inspire and provoke, influencing how we envision the landscape and serving as an urgent call to preserve our environment.

Breathes unexpected life into Adams’s work…Not only does the show remind us how much more there was to Adams than Half Dome, the Grand Canyon, and Cathedral Rocks, it makes a powerful case for his ongoing relevance by hanging his work together with a host of living photographers—all of them energetically engaged with his legacy.
—Sebastian Smee, The Washington Post

Ticket Information
Tickets are available for Ansel Adams in Our Time, on view at the DeYoung through July 23, 2023.

Tickets are timed for entry and include all permanent-collection galleries at the de Young on the day of your visit.

Purchase tickets on the FAMSF website.

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