Patrick Martin will be our guest for a presentation on the Ansell Adams photography exhibit and the Glory Of Venice Renaissance Paintings exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Mr. Martin is the Director of the Museum's Speakers Bureau.
In a career that spanned more than five decades, Ansel Adams (1902–84) became one of America’s most renowned photographers.
Ansel Adams: Masterworks focuses on a collection of 48 photographs by Adams, a selection he made late in his life to serve as a succinct representation of what he deemed the best work of his career. Called “The Museum Set,” the featured photographs reveal the importance Adams placed on the awe-inspiring power and beauty of the natural world. Included are many of his most iconic images of majestic American landscapes, such as El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park; the Golden Gate in San Francisco; Monument Valley in Arizona; and the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.
Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470–1520 is the South’s first exhibition surveying the development of Renaissance painting in Venice from the second half of the 1400s to the early 1500s. The exhibition explores the city’s artistic and cultural evolution as it developed into an internationally recognized center of pictorial excellence. Glory of Venice features approximately 50 works, including major altarpieces, private secular and devotional paintings, and portraits. Twenty unparalleled loans from Venice’s Gallerie dell’Accademia, which houses the finest collection of Venetian Renaissance art in the world, form the core of the exhibition. They are joined by masterpieces from other institutions in Italy and the United States, including the NCMA.