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Picture Perfect


It is not often one gets to see a master’s work in a new light. From a young age, we have been shown the American landscape’s majesty in books and on picture postcards -- and these images almost always are viewed through Ansel Adams' aperture. Opening from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 11, at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Ansel Adams: Reverence for Life was guest-curated by his daughter-in-law, Jeanne Falk Adams, and the exhibition draws from the family’s personal collections. Water is the watchword for these rarely seen prints, as both landscape and landscape-creator. Also on display are photographs of the man himself, never-before-seen interview clips and 1927 footage of Adams hoofin’ it through Yosemite. The exhibit runs all the way through Monday, July 16. The museum, which is open every day except Tuesday, is located on Washington University’s campus, near the intersection of Skinker and Forsyth boulevards. Call 314-935-4523 or visit for more information on this and the other two exhibits opening the same evening (Andrea Fraser, “What do I, as an artist, provide?” and the MFA Thesis Exhibition).
Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 11. Continues through July 16

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