Donor Reception: 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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Leadership Circle, Patrons Circle, and exhibition sponsors are invited to the opening celebration of Ansel Adams in Our Time. Donors will enjoy private gallery time, and partake in a cocktail reception with light bites and entertainment from 7 to 9 pm.

Ansel Adams in Our Time traces the iconic visual legacy of photographer Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984), presenting some of his most celebrated images. The exhibition looks both backward and forward in time: Adams’ enduring photographs are presented alongside prints by some of the 19th-century photographers who influenced him, as well as works by contemporary artists whose own works refer directly to the long shadow cast by Adams’ images of the American West. 

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To request accessibility accommodations for the evening, please reach out to by Thursday, March 30, 2023.

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Invitations to this event are a benefit for Leadership Circle, Patrons Circle, and exhibition sponsors. Invitations will be sent to current eligible donors. To RSVP, email or call 415.750.7648.

Interested in increasing your donation to attend? Call 415.750.3508 to join a dedicated group of art enthusiasts and begin enjoying all of the exclusive benefits of the Patrons Circle including insider access, compelling learning opportunities, special events with behind-the-scenes tours, VIP tickets, and invitations to travel with museum curators.

The event will follow COVID-19 protocols as prescribed by the City and County of San Francisco.

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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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