Ansel Adams: A Legacy will open at the Booth Western Art Museum on Saturday, September 25, 2010, This exhibition will feature more than 100 original photographs spanning the career of Ansel Adams. This represents the largest temporary exhibition ever held at the Museum as it will occupy two exhibit halls!

Pictured: Winter Sunrise, the Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California, 1944, Photograph by Ansel Adams, Collection Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, © 2010 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

“Ansel Adams is considered one of the best landscape photographers of all time and we are ecstatic to premiere this exhibition in Georgia right here at the Booth Museum,” said Booth Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins. “Not only will this be the largest exhibition we have ever had at the Museum, but it is the largest collection of Adams’ works to ever be displayed in the state. Even those who have viewed other Ansel Adams exhibitions are sure to see some new and somewhat rare photographs in A Legacy.”

Adams is well known as both a skilled photographer and environmentalist. His black and white images of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park, are often reproduced for posters, calendars and in books, making his artwork widely recognized. Though other Adams’ exhibitions have been displayed in Georgia, this collection will include several cityscapes and rarely seen portraits of the artists in his circle, including Georgia O’Keefe, as well as many of his most famous images of all time.

About the Booth Western Art Museum:

The Booth Western Art Museum, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is a 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, Georgia. Guests are invited to explore the American West through contemporary Western artwork. The Museum also houses a Presidential Gallery, Civil War art gallery, more than 200 Native American artifacts, and Sagebrush Ranch children’s gallery. Visitors to Booth Museum also enjoy the intimate downtown setting with unique specialty and antique shops, boutiques and nationally featured restaurants all within walking distance of the Museum. Open since August 2003, the Booth Museum is the second largest art museum in the state of Georgia, and houses the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the country. To learn more about the Booth Western Art Museum, visit

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