Ansel Adams Birthday Celebration

Saturday, February 18, 1:00-4:00 pm
2:00 pm - Presentation by Chief Curator Becky Senf

Join us to wish Ansel Adams a very happy 115th birthday with a print viewing, lecture, cake, and more! Chief Curator Becky Senf will present a look at Adams’ life through her favorite pieces in the Center’s archives at 2 p.m. For those looking to dive deeper into the archives, Leslie Squyres, Head of Volkerding Study Center, will offer small-group tours of the Adams drawers in the From the Vault exhibition (space is limited, please sign up at the check-in table the day of the event to reserve your spot). Guests can also enjoy a very special Adams print viewing and experience the artist’s work up close and unframed. There will also be vintage cameras on display, Adams books to peruse, and cake! 

In honor of his birthday, we’re inviting you to share your best #inspiredbyansel photos with us on Instagram. Tag us @cntrforcreativephoto and use #inspiredbyansel to show off your images. 

This event is graciously underwritten by the Western Photographic Historical Society