When Ansel Adams began taking photographs of the American West almost 100 years ago, the medium of photography was almost exclusively thought of as a means of recording what existed. Adams, with his black-and-white landscapes, is credited with helping shape photography as a fine art.
This fall, Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art will host an exhibition of the artist’s work. Ansel Adams: Distance and Detail comes to Waco after stops in cities such as Las Vegas and Portland and features 29 of Adams’ photographs, printed by the artist himself. The exhibition will be on display in Waco from Sept. 10 to Nov. 14. Around the exhibit, Baylor will host a series of free events that are open to the public, included lectures and more informal talks from experts both within and outside of the university.
Located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor campus, the Martin Museum of Art includes a permanent collection of approximately 1,300 objects representing a wide variety of art. It serves both Baylor students (as a valuable teaching tool within the Department of Art) and the Waco community (by hosting art exhibitions, speakers and guest artists).
Sic ’em, Martin Museum of Art!