Ansel Adams Contemporary Artist Conversation

Grand Teton National Park reflected on the ground

Abelardo Morell (American, b.Cuba, 1948), Tent-Camera Image on Ground: View of Mount Moran and the Snake River from Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 2011. Inkjet print, Framed: 60 x 45 in. (152.4 x 114.3 cm). Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Gift of the artist in memory of Robert Andrew McElaney. © Abelardo Morell/Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Tune in to hear from Ansel Adams in Our Time featured artists Stephen Tourlentes, Victoria Sambunaris, and Abelardo Morell. This program includes artist presentations and conversation moderated by Emilia Mickevicius, curatorial associate of photography at SFMOMA.

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Grand Teton National Park reflected on the ground

About the speakers

Stephen Tourlentes lives in Boston, where he has taught photography at the Massachusetts College of Art since 1988.In elegant large-format photographs, he investigates the uneasy relationship between institutions for incarceration and their neighboring communities.

Victoria Sambunaris, in her large-scale photographs of American landscapes, captures the grandeur of nature, marked, sometimes subtly, sometimes aggressively, by human intervention. Her landscapes are rarely pristine. As she explains: “I am captivated by . . . the idea of how we inhabit our landscapes and what they become as we forge ahead in our development.”

Abelardo Morell was born in Havana, Cuba in 1948 and immigrated to the United States in 1962. Morell received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College and his MFA from the Yale University School of Art. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1994, an Infinity Award in Art from ICP in 2011, and a Lucie Award for achievement in in 2017.

Emilia Mickevicius is the Norton Family Assistant Curator of Photography at the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum.

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This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in partnership with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Support for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s presentation has been generously provided by 

Presenting Sponsor
Clare C. and Jay D. McEvoy Endowment Fund

Lead Sponsors
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums

Major Support
Byers Family
The Herbst Foundation, Inc.

Significant Support
The Ansel Adams Gallery

Generous Support
David A. Wollenberg
Merrill Private Wealth Management

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