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Oceans, Rivers, and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, and Alfred Stieglitz

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Image: Robert Adams American, Southwest from the South Jetty, Clatsop County, Oregon, 1990 A, 1990 gelatin silver print, printed 1992 Three important and beautiful series of black-and-white landscape photographs will be showcased in Oceans, Rivers, and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, and Alfred Stieglitz. This focus exhibition features 21 works in chronological order: ten by Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946), five by Ansel Adams (1902–1984), and six by Robert Adams (b. 1937). The three series have never before been exhibited together, and Stieglitz's Music: A Sequence of Ten Cloud Photographs was last seen in its entirety in 1923.

The series in this exhibition offer an opportunity to examine the relationship between time and photography and to explore the ways in which photographers have created extended sequences of images to expand the pictorial and conceptual boundaries of their work.

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