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Tale of Ansel Adams negatives grows hazy
New York Times - August 13, 2010
"Ansel would never have done something like that," said William Turnage, managing trustee of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, which owns the rights...

Negatives 'authenticated' as Ansel Adams' work — but by whom?
Los Angeles Time - August 12, 2010
Rick Norsigian couldn't win over experts on the photographer, so his authentication report was by two relative unknowns. And even they doubt the find is worth $200 million.

-- July 2010 --

More Controversy Over Alleged Ansel Adams’ Negatives
SilberStudiosTV - July 30, 2010
Yesterday I met with Matthew Adams, Ansel’s grandson and the President of the Ansel Adams Gallery, to get his take on the recent hullabalou over a Fresno man claiming he has found long lost negatives of his grandfather’s. Matthew is skeptical that they are the real deal and told me several reasons why this claim is fishy...

If not Ansel Adams, then who took garage-sale photos?
Alan Duke, CNN - July 30, 2010
Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- The mystery is deepening over who created 65 glass photographic plates bought at a California garage sale for $45 by a man who believes they were created by famed nature photographer Ansel Adams.

Ansel Adams Trove, or a Pile of Glass?
July 28, 2010 - Wall Street Journal
Negatives Purchased for $45 a Decade Ago at a Garage Sale Stir Controversy Over Authenticity; 'It Could Be Anyone'

Ansel Adams negatives revealed? Fresno man makes his case
July 28, 2010 - Los Angeles Times
A team of experts who have examined Rick Norsigian's stash of antique negatives say they appear to be part of Adams' body of work. The photographer's family and friends remain skeptical.

Ansel Adams' Grandson: 'Lost' Negatives Aren't Real
July 27, 2010 - AOL News
A California man who bought a collection of glass negatives at a garage sale says they have been authenticated as lost works of Ansel Adams, but the famed photographer's grandson isn't so sure.

Garage sale find called pricey Ansel Adams lot
July 27, 2010 - msnbc.com
Glass negatives by the famed nature photographer Ansel Adams could fetch millions when sold in Los Angeles Tuesday night. by RYAN McCARTNEY Ten years ago, ...

-- June 2010 --

Ansel Adams Yosemite photo fetches $722K in record-setting auction
June 24, 2010 - The Christian Science Monitor
Ansel Adams black-and-white mural-sized print of Yosemite National Park nabbed $722,500 in a Polaroid auction that overall brought in more than $12.4 million.

Bidders snap up Polaroid images
June 24, 2010 - ABC Online
... the collection was amassed over the years by Polaroid company founder and inventor Edwin Land and his technical director and photographer Ansel Adams. ...

-- April 2010 --

Fees Waived For Yosemite
April 14, 2010 - MyMotherLode.com
Yosemite, CA -- In honor of Earth Day and National Park Week, entrance fees into Yosemite will be waived for nine straight days. Secretary of the Interior ...

Early Ansel: Exhibition features vintage prints from as far back as the 1920s
April 14, 2010 - Naples Daily News
By JANICE T. PAINE Yosemite Valley, High Clouds, from Tunnel Esplanade, Yosemite National Park, California, ca. 1940 Photograph by Ansel Adams 'Sometimes I ...

Iconic Ansel Adams: Rare exhibit comes to The Grace
April 10, 2010 - Abilene Reporter-News
Ansel Adams' iconic black-and-white photographs of soaring mountains and roiling clouds are familiar to many Americans. Reproduced over and over, ...

Phoenix Museum of Art's Ansel Adams Exhibit
April 3, 2010 - By Becky Youman
When the weather is perfect in Phoenix, as it is this time of year, it's hard to stay indoors. Whether you are dining al fresco at one of the gorgeous Phoenix.

-- March 2010 --

Ansel Adams' Vistas Unveiled
March 15, 2010 - Roll Call
The exhibit, “Ansel Adams: The Mural Project 1941-1942,” is the long-overdue fulfillment of a project commissioned by former Interior Secretary Harold Ickes ...

Getting to Know Ansel Adams' Art
March 12, 2010 - Fox10Phoenix
Ansel Adams... he's one of the most iconic and well-known photographers in American history. And you've probably seen his work on display or in books. Right now, there's an exclusive show of his works at the Phoenix Art Museum, called "Ansel Adams: Discoveries." But if you want more, there's another place in Arizona where you can get an up close and personal look at the rest of Adams' personal archives...

Interior Unveils New Ansel Adams Murals
March 10, 2010 - U.S. Department of Interior
Visitors to 1849 C Street will now see a series of magnificent murals that highlight the legacy of two of the greatest figures in Department of the Interior history, Secretary Harold Ickes and renowned photographer Ansel Adams...

Ansel Adams, from the wilderness to the corridors of power
March 10, 2010 - Los Angeles Times
Fans of Ansel Adams should visit the Interior Department in Washington to take in the newly installed photographs of the American West by Adams...

Area grad working as photographer in famed Ansel Adams Gallery; living the Yosemite life
March 10, 2010 - Harbor Light Newspaper
“Surround yourself with things you want to shoot.”Those are the words of Burt Lake native Gabriel Mange, and surrounding himself is just what he has done...

The Ansel Adams Gallery Awarded New Concession Contract in Yosemite National Park
March 4, 2010 - National Park Service
Best's Studio, Inc. doing business as The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park, was the awarded a new 10-year concession contract that became effective March 1, 2010. 

-- February 2010 --

This Sunday in Phoenix: Michael Adams presentation with "Ansel Adams, Discoveries"
February 24, 2010 - By mvswanson
The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona was founded in 1975 due in great part to the vision and generosity of Ansel and Virginia Adams; the Ansel Adams Archive was one of the five inaugural archives. ...

Ansel Adams: Fiat Lux
February 23, 2010 - Highlander Newspaper
In 1963, Ansel Adams, renowned American photographer and environmentalist, was commissioned by then UC President, Clark Kerr, for a project commemorating ...

Center for Creative Photography Exhibit - "Ansel Adams: Discoveries" at the Phoenix Art Museum
Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona invites you to attend a special viewing of the exhibition "Ansel Adams: Discoveries" in the Steele Gallery at the Phoenix Art Museum. 

From That Instant Thrill, Enduring Art, Now for Sale
February 10, 2010 - New York Times
In the 1960s about half of all American households owned a Polaroid camera, according to the company’s own estimates. And while the instant thrill of having a tangible record of first birthdays, ...

Ansel Adams photography to be on display in Montgomery
February 8, 2010 - Cincinnati.com
Montgomery's Arts Commission will showcase the city's 17-piece collection of original Ansel Adams photography Sunday, Feb. 21, during the 2010 Fine Arts ...

Salinas woman donates historic photos
February 7, 2010 - The Salinas Californian
By MARTIN GRIFFITH • AP • February 9, 2010 A Salinas woman who's the daughter of Ansel Adams is helping to shed some new light on Nevada with the help of ...

Ansel Adams' daughter donates historic photos
February 7, 2010 - Reno Gazette Journal/AP
The daughter of Ansel Adams is helping to shed some new light on Nevada with the help of photographs shot long...

Phoenix Art Museum is the Exclusive Venue for Ansel Adams: Discoveries
February 1, 2010 - All Art News
Beginning January 31, 2010, Phoenix Art Museum exclusively presents Ansel Adams: Discoveries an unmatched exploration of the beloved photographer's personal archives. Drawn from the Center for Creative Photography

Ansel Adams: Discoveries
February 1, 2010 - Phoenix Art Museum
At the Steele Gallery from January 31, 2010 until June 6, 2010. Ansel Adams will offer new insights into the photographer’s greatest works, by bringing the vast holdings of the Center for Creative Photography’s Ansel Adams Archive to light.

-- January 2010 --

Ansel Adams and The American Wilderness
January 2010 - San Mateo County Libary
Fine Art's Museum Docent lecturer Kay Payne will discuss Ansel Adams and The American Wilderness in four lectures in San Mateo County January 10, February 8, February 27 and March 12.

-- December 2009 --

Ansel Adams artwork in Columbia
December 31, 2009 - The Getaway
Works by noted 20th century naturalist photographer Ansel Adams are on display through Jan. 15 at the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main St. in Columbia.

Ansel Adams `Moonrise' print sold for $360K in NYC
December 9, 2009 - The Associated Press
NEW YORK — A 1948 print of Ansel Adams ' iconic photograph "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico" has sold for $360000 at an auction in New York City. ...

-- November 2009 --

AP News Story on Ansel Adams Photograph to be Auctioned at Swann
11/30/2009 - Swann Auction Gallery
On Friday, the Associated Press ran a brief news story on the upcoming sale of a very rare and important Ansel Adams photograph in Swann's December 8 ...

Ansel Adams 'Moonrise' coming to NYC auction
11/27/2009 - San Jose Mercury News
An early print of Ansel Adams ' iconic photograph, "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico," will be auctioned in New York City. ...

-- October 2009 --

Ansel Adams: The Black-and-White Master, in Color
10/28/2009 - Time Magazine
Ansel Adams was the poet of the gray spectrum, the man who dipped the American sublime into the inkpot of black-and-white photography and by that means made it new again

Moon and Half Dome Encore *SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EVENT TO COME TO YOSEMITE ON NOV 28, 2009*
A celestial "encore" is approaching for Moon and Half Dome in the sky east of Ahwahnee Meadow, Yosemite National Park. The lunar nodes and other factors conspire to create an almost-perfect encore that falls almost exactly a month "early."

Ansel Adams in Color
10/23/2009 - New Yorker
I'm so accustomed to thinking of Ansel Adams as a black-and-white photographer that when I first saw this book, “ Ansel Adams in Color,” I thought someone ...

Symphony showcases combined artistry
10/23/2009 - Monterey County Herald
Bragado paired the Brubecks' " Ansel Adams : America" with Antonin Dvorak's gorgeous Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, "From the New World," a work inspired by the ...

Exhibit does justice to photographer's legacy
10/22/2009 - Arizona Daily Wildcat
By Steven Kwan Strolling through the Tucson Museum of Art's exhibition, “ Ansel Adams : A Legacy,” provides visitors with a renewed view of the photographer's ...

American Beauty
10/22/2009 - Free Times
But perhaps no artist is as inseparable from his art as Ansel Adams . There are few artists whose name and works approach Adams ' extraordinary level of ...

Ansel Adams in Color
10/22/2009 - Smithsonian
By Richard B. Woodward by Mary Street Alinder Ansel Adams never made up his mind about color photography. Long before his death in 1984 at age 82, ...

The Monterey Symphony to perform work composed by jazz legend Dave Brubeck and ...
10/15/2009 - Monterey County Herald
Sometimes," said legendary photographic artist Ansel Adams , "I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. ...

Images of the WILD Side
10/8/2009 - Napa Valley Register
An added bonus for visitors to the show is a stunning collection of 30 original Ansel Adams prints on loan from Matthew Adams , grandson of the famous ...

Transcending bigotry through art, friendship
10/8/2009 - Washington University Record
Their talk, titled "Remembering the Internment," focused on the friendship between their famous fathers, the photographer Ansel Adams and the painter Chiura ...

America's national parks: another idea
10/6/2009 - San Francisco Chronicle
What's more - as in the notoriously unpeopled photographs of Ansel Adams - the parks were long conceived as places devoid of any permanent human presence. ...

Gyo Obata and Michael Adams, sons of two renowned artists, discuss Japanese internment
10/1/2009 - St Louis Beacon
Gyo Obata and Michael Adams share many memories -- life as the sons of an artist and a photographer, Chiura Obata and Ansel Adams;

-- September 2009 --

Program pays tribute to friendship of artist and photographer
9/30/2009 - Belleville News Democrat
LOUIS -- In the 1930s, celebrated photographer Ansel Adams developed a friendship with California painter Chiura Obata. Just a short time later, ...

Ansel Adams the Development of a Vision (part 6/6) ... MoPA Museum
9/30/2009 - By MoPA
Mary Street Alinder is the biographer of Ansel Adams and an authority on 20th century photography. From 1979 until his death in 1984, Alinder worked as the chief assistant to Ansel Adams . ...

Media Alert-Ken Burns' Series on the National Park System
9/27/2009 - Source: jackandjillpolitics.com

A Challenge to Democracy explores legacy of Japanese internment camps
9/17/2009 - News from Washington University in St. Louis - Saint Louis,MO,USA
Sons of Ansel Adams and Chiura Obata to discuss impact on their respective ... on view in the Teaching Gallery of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. ...

Ansel Adams : Early Works at the San Jose Museum of Art | MuseumViews
9/16/2009 - By MuseumViews
Ansel Adams : Early Works is on view September 5 through 2009 February 28, 2010 at the San Jose Museum of Art. Ansel Adams photographer, musician, nat...

The Early Works of Ansel Adams
9/10/2009 - San Jose Mercury News
By Charlie mccollum Before the Ansel Adams whose iconic images helped to define our vision of the American West, there was Ansel Adams the evolving artist. ...

Polaroid to auction art
9/7/2009 - Boston Herald
By Greg Turner All of the precious Polaroids, a collection of thousands of one-of-a-kind prints by hundreds of photographers ranging from Ansel Adams to ...

Spring selloff could bring in $11M
9/6/2009 - Boston Herald
“Works by Ansel Adams and some of the best-known photographers would be sought after,” Perloff said. “Probably the vast majority would be known in their ...

World Views. Photographs by Ira H. Latour. Show up through October ...
9/5/2009 - San Francisco Chronicle
After the war he enrolled in the first class of photography launched by Ansel Adams . In the 1950s Latour photographed flamenco dancers, ibex hunting in the ...

Jo Babcock, Nicholas Knight, Taking Pictures + Past Life ...
9/5/2009 - Take, for instance, the camera made from an old, believe it or not, Ansel Adams coffee can; or, the one made from a Brillo box; or the one made from a can of Mr. Painter latex flat paint. The charm of these objects reveals itself on ...

Last chance to see Ansel Adams original prints
9/4/2009 - Examiner.com
Since May, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has displayed some of Ansel Adams best work on their fourth floor gallery. Having been around photography ...

An Art is Born-Photography from Birth to 100 Years at Detroit ...
9/1/2009 - Art Daily
... imagery by Walker Evans and classic works by photographic legends Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams , and Margaret Bourke-White. ...

Ansel Adams exhibit to open in San Jose
9/1/2009 - Los Angeles Times
An exhibition of work by legendary photographer Ansel Adams , who captured America's wild beauty on black-and-white film, will open Saturday, Sept. ...

Detroit museum shows off rare, early photographs
9/1/2009 - FederalNewsRadio.com - USA
Other highlights include classic works by photographic greats Ansel Adams , Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand and Edward ...