Thursday, April 02, 2015

Ansel Adams Photograph Dedication

Ansel Adams instructs Stout students in Menomonie, Wisconsin, 1967

In 1967, internationally-renowned photographer Ansel Adams conducted a lecture and workshop on the Stout campus. He appeared at the request of his friend, Stout faculty member David Barnard. The following year, Dr. Barnard visited Adams at his Carmel, California home and commissioned a print of one of his master works: Mt. Williamson—Clearing Storm. The photograph held an honored place in the family home for decades.

In 2014, the Barnard family donated their original Ansel Adams photograph to the Stout University Foundation.

Join us on Friday, April 10th at 4 p.m., as we unveil this original Ansel Adams photograph in the Library. The program will include an exhibit featuring historic materials from Ansel Adams’ visit to Stout, 1960s photographic equipment, and images Stout alumni created under Adams’ direction. Prints from Dr. Barnard’s prolific career will also be available for viewing and purchase.

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