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Eiteljorg Museum features Ansel Adams

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The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art will be celebrating 25 years in 2014. This will be a great year to plan a day trip to the Indianapolis Museum. The Eiteljorg Museum seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history, and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America.

On March 1 thru August 3, 2014, Ansel Adams will be featured in the Eiteljorg's main exhibition hall. The Eiteljorg hopes the exhibit will leave a lasting impression with visitors, educating them about Ansel's impact on their lives.

In his teens, Ansel Adams was on a vacation with his family in 1916 to the Yosemite Valley. He had with him a simple Kodak camera. This put him on the path to his destiny as he snapped snapshots of the majestic beauty of the landscape he found the inspiration that led him to introduce the world to photography as an art.

Ansel Adams photographs focus mainly on the vast spaces of the American West, ranging from Yosemite to the Pacific Coast, the Southwest, Alaska, Hawaii and the Northwest. This lifetime portfolio, referred to as The Museum Set, includes his most famous and best-loved photographs, including architectural studies, portraits and magnificent landscapes. In the gallery are film clips which give a perspective to the artist's life, helping visitors understand how he worked and what inspired him. The images are joined by vintage prints from a private collection, including representations from Adams' first published portfolio from the 1920's.

The museum is located in Downtown Indianapolis' White River State Park, at 500 West Washington, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

For more information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, visit


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