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Visit The J. Paul Getty Museum to see the Ansel Adams exhibit

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The J. Paul Getty Museum (Getty Center) has an exhibit displaying the photographs of acclaimed 20th century photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984) from March 18 through July 20.

The exhibition is a collection of Adams' photography that focuses on the artistry of our natural environment. These photographs are a compilation of the extraordinary beauty held in our national parks and surrounding areas.

The photographs on display come from the Department of Photographs collection that is newly acquired from the Museum Set Edition of Fine Prints donated by Carol Vernon and her husband Robert Turbin. The set was purchased by Vernon's parents from Adams with the agreement that they would one day be donated to a museum.

In addition to the recently acquired works, visitors can see earlier prints by Adams. This full exhibit allows viewers to get a sense of how the photographer worked and how his style changed over the years.

In the last few year of Adams' life he focused on how to preserve his legacy through his photographs. Adams intended to leave this legacy for future generations to be able to gain perspective on the importance of the preservation of our natural environment.

Visit the Getty Center before this exhibit ends to experience and be inspired by the legacy of Adams and to get a sense of how important capturing natural beauty was to the photographer.

Admission to the exhibit is free and located at the West Pavilion, Lower Level. For more information and to see a brief slideshow of Adams' photos click here.

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