Ansel Adams exhibit comes to Midwest : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

An exhibit of "more than 100" Adams prints will be on display from April 8 until June 10 at the Brauer Museum of Art on the campus of Valparaiso University (in northwest Indiana, about one hour southeast of Chicago). The exhibit has been organized by The Friends of Photography, and the prints were made BY Adams, not by others from his negatives.

In addition to the exhibit, there will be some interesting related presentations, most of which I think are free admission:

On April 8 at 2 p.m. Andy Grundberg, esteemed art critic at the NYTimes and the show's curator, will provide an overview of the exhibit.

On April 18 at 7 p.m. unsharp-masking guru (and photographer extraordinaire) Howard Bond will talk about Adams' influence on photography (and, I believe, on Bond's own artistic development).

On April 22 at 2 p.m. (Neils Science Center) Joel Snyder, professor of art history at the University of Chicago, will speak on "Nineteenth-Century Landscape Photography and Westward Expansion."

For directions see Valparaiso University's website ( The flyer I received says "for info on guest lectures and gallery talks call 219.464.5365; for museum hours call 219.462.6874."

Of course, this forum's own Sean Yates can provide additional sightseeing tips for the region....


-- Micah (, March 23, 2001


Ahem! That's "Duh Reejun", Mr. Marty 8^) *

Be sure to check out Flick's Tap along with all the other cultural highlights!

-- Sean yates (, March 23, 2001.

To all of you intending to view this exhibit, the Brauer Museum, part of Valparaiso University, is less than one hours drive from Chicago's Loop! They have been preparing a new room for the exhibit. Also, the book store is trying to have appropriate items for sale that tie into the show.

While you are here in NW Indiana, you may wish to consider photographing the Indiana Dunes and the shore of Lake Michigan. We are far more than just steel mills! There are numerous opportunities for LF photographs. Northwest Indiana has miles of white sand beaches, sand dunes, bogs filled with rare plant species, heron rookeries and many unique ecological wonders.

The National Park Service has a web site for this vicinity:

If anyone needs help or assistance, please feel free to write.

John Bailey

-- John Bailey (, March 23, 2001.

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