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Ansel Adams exhibit in Cartersville

Art lovers enjoying Ansel Adams work
Art lovers enjoying Ansel Adams work
Photo courtesy of Stop the Clock Photo

There is a huge exhibit of Ansel Adams work at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville GA. This is on loan from the collection of Tom Meredith of Austin Texas. It is the largest private collection of Adams work in the world comprised of over 130 pieces. But get there soon as the size of his exhibit is about to get a bit smaller.

Ansel Adams: A Legacy
September 25, 2010 – February 20, 2011 Temporary & Special Exhibition Galleries
Showcasing more than 130 photographs by famed landscape photographer Ansel Adams, this award winning exhibition is a tribute to one of the 20th century’s most admired artists. Many of Adams’ most famous images are included and presented in the more intimate scale he intended them to be viewed. These prints were originally created by the artist himself in his California darkroom and given to The Friends of Photography to represent his legacy.

Recently Announced!
Ansel Adams: A Legacy
has been extended through March 13, 2011. The full 130 photographs in the exhibition will remain on view through February 20. However, two-thirds of the exhibit, and approximately 90 photographs, will be extended through March 13 and will remain on exhibit in the Special Exhibition Gallery.

This is an essential must see. I went to Booth for the first time a month ago and I'd like to recommend it as one of the top museums in all of Atlanta. While I am trying to pique your interest with Ansel Adams work, you will be pleasantly surprised by the scope, magnitude and quality of the other exhibits. Plan on spending at least 4 hours exploring the museum and do not miss the President's mural in the upper grand hall or the President's history room.