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We look down into a darkened valley with a shimmering, curving river winding back to a screen of craggy, snow-topped mountains in the distance in this horizontal black and white photograph.

Ansel Adams, The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1942, printed 1980, gelatin silver print, Gift of Virginia B. Adams, 1986.3.5

The Art of Looking

Ansel Adams, The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

  • Friday, April 29, 2022
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Registration Required
  • Virtual Program

In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, Ansel Adams's, The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming is the inspiration for this interactive conversation. Join us and share your observations, interpretations, questions, and ideas, and build on your own first impressions to broaden your understanding of this work of art. This session lasts one hour and is completely interactive. 

National Gallery educators will facilitate the conversation to create an environment for shared learning. These conversations will encourage you to engage deeply with art, with others, and with the world around you as you hone skills in visual literacy and perspective-taking.

This program is free and open to the public and is designed for anyone interested in talking about art. No art or art history background is required. Ages 18 and over.

Due to the interactive nature of this program, sessions are not recorded.

Live Captions

Live captions (CART) are available in some breakout rooms for this program. Please contact [email protected] to request access or for more information.