City of Knoxville Tennessee Arts CommissionAmerican Alliance of Museum


January 31 - May 4, 2014

Ansel Adams’ ability to create photographs with a remarkable range and subtly of tones is legendary. Yet for all his technical mastery, Adams recognized that what made a compelling photograph was far more elusive. This exhibition of 23 Adams photographs from the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts’ collection emphasizes the role of the artist’s intuitive and emotional response to the landscape in the creation of his powerful and enduring photographs. Included in the KMA’s presentation of this exhibition will be three rare prints Adams made during his little-known 1948 visit to East Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. Organized by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.


©2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

Presenting Sponsor: Emerson Process Management


KMA sponsors include Kim and Stephen Rosen. Media sponsors include Digital media Graphix, Kurt Zinser Design, and WBIR.