The Longmont Museum and Cultural Center will feature “Ansel Adams: Early Works” with a display of intimate prints that Ansel Adams crafted early in his career from the 1920s – 1950s. Ansel Adams was a giant in the field of landscape photography and changed the world’s understanding of landscape photography by capturing astounding nature shots and bringing nature photography to the world of modern art. The exhibit includes vintage cameras and photographic equipment of the type Ansel Adams used to create his remarkable photographs. The cameras give a sense of the bulk of the cameras that Adams hauled to cliff edges and mountaintops. To round out the exhibition, a film showing Ansel Adams’ work process and the precision with which he approached creating images will be featured.

The museum will host an opening reception of the exhibit on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  In honor of Adams’ love of music, this event will feature live music on a Shigeru Kawai piano, generously donated to the Longmont Museum by Lila Stewart. Cocktail attire is requested. Light appetizers provided and a cash bar.

There is additional programming during this exhibition that includes a talk on Longmont's Button Rock Preserve on February 7 at 6:30 p.m. and on Contemporary Landscape Photography after Ansel Adams put on by the Curator of Photography at the Denver Art Museum on Thursday, March 14th at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are free but required for entry to both events.

In addition, there will be a Views & Brews American Landscape Film Series on select dates at 6 p.m. featuring national parks and outdoor landscapes. All movies are paired with a signature cocktail and galleries are open to enjoy with purchase of a film ticket.
Film Dates:
February 7 - Valley Uprising: Yosemite Valley - Signature Cocktail: the "El Capitan"
February 14 - Wild at Heart - Signature Cocktail: "Blue Velvet"
February 21 - North by Northwest - Signature Cocktail: "Teddy Roosevelt"
February 28 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Signature Cocktail: "Fox Mulder"
March 7 - There Will Be Blood - Signature Cocktail: the "Black Gold"

In the portal gallery, photographer Kathleen Velo will feature "Water Flow: Under the Colorado River" showcasing chromogenic, photographic paper that has been submerged under water and exposed to bright light that reveals an image of water contents - silt, minerals, plants, etc. Velo's key objective is to create a visual representation of the precarious and transient qualities of water in the Colorado River.

The exhibit starts January 26, 2019 and runs through May 26, 2019. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $5 for students/seniors and free for museum members. The Longmont Museum is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays – Saturdays and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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