Ansel Adams is known for his striking black and white photos, capturing and preserving the wild beauty of nature’s monuments. Through his poignant images of Half Dome and Vernal Fall, Yosemite became a symbol for the evocative drama of the American West and the park took its place in the hearts and consciousness of the American public.
Fans of Ansel Adams will definitely want to visit the gallery in Yosemite, which features original photos, archival replicas and other unique pieces. More than just a display of Adams’ work, the gallery also features works from other contemporary artists; exhibits are rotated every six weeks. The gallery hosts a variety of activities, including photography workshops, viewings of Ansel Adams films and free camera walks every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during the summer.
The Ansel Adams Gallery is located in Village Mall in Yosemite Valley between the Visitor Center and the Post Office. The Gallery is open seven days a week from 9 am - 6 p.m. during the summer and 10am - 5pm during the winter. Christmas Eve hours are 9am - 3pm; the gallery is closed on Christmas Day.