Docent Tour: Ansel Adams in Our Time

Black and white photograph of Yosemite by Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams (American, 1902 – 1984). Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, 1960. Photograph, gelatin silver print. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Lane Collection. © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Join a tour of Ansel Adams in Our Time led by a museum docent.

Looking forward and back, this exhibition of more than 100 works by photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984) places him in direct conversation with contemporary artists and the photographers who influenced him. Laid out in seven sections tracing Adams’s artistic development, Ansel Adams in Our Time features some of his most-loved photographs, including images of Yosemite, San Francisco, and the American Southwest. Adams’s works are shown alongside prints by 19th-century landscape photographers, such as Carleton Watkins and Eadweard Muybridge, as well contemporary artists like Trevor Paglen, Will Wilson, and Catherine Opie.

Location + dates

Tours are held daily Tuesdays through Sundays, at 11 am and 1 pm. Tours are about an hour. Meet at the exhibition entrance on the de Young’s lower level.

Please note: tours will not be offered during Bouquets to Art (June 5 through June 11).

Ticketing info

Free after special exhibition admission. No reservations.

Contact info

Docent Council


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

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