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“A Gigantic Glittering Dome of Stars”: Ansel Adams and the Value of Wilderness

Rebecca Senf, author; Katherine A. Bussard, Princeton University Art Museum

August 20, 2020 · 5:30 pm EDT · Zoom webinar

Princeton University Art Museum
Ansel Adams, American, 1902–1984. Leaves, Owen's Valley, 1940. Gelatin silver print. Princeton University Art Museum, Gift of David H. McAlpin, Class of 1920.

Ansel Adams arrived in Yosemite as a fourteen-year-old tourist in a wilderness wonderland; over the next ten years of exploration he cemented a meaningful and lifelong connection to the natural world that informed both his environmentalism and his photography. Rebecca Senf, author of the recent Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams, will talk about the photographer’s experiences and how they can be seen in his artwork. Moderated by Katherine A. Bussard, the Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography.

Free registration at https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z8jpCw3jQWiwVpouYX623A (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar, by clicking the “CC” icon. To access Spanish language captioning, enter the Zoom webinar, then open a separate web browser to visit https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CFI-PrincetonUArtMuseum where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Spanish-language live closed-captioning for this program is made possible by the Rapid Response Magic Project of the Princeton University Humanities Council.

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