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Ansel Adams Exhibit Event at de Young Museum: Conservation in Art and Nature

Thursday, June 15 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

$30 – $150

Join the Sierra Club and the de Young Museum for very special panel discussion on “Conservation in Art and Nature” inspired by the powerful exhibition Ansel Adams in Our Time. After the panel discussion, enjoy after-hours access to the exhibit, which presents more than 100 of Adams’ iconic works alongside those of 23 contemporary artists.

About the program: As a dedicated artist-activist, Ansel Adams is credited as a driving force in the preservation of American wilderness, and he was also prescient in defining principles of cultural preservation. Chance Cutrano, Chair of the Sierra Club’s San Francisco Bay Chapter, will trace Adams’ inspiring journey in photography and conservation and help decipher the legacy he has left for the modern environmental movement in the United States. Cyntia Karnes, head of paper conservation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will share the ways in which Adams’ interest in sustainability for future generations extended to his photographic practice and the nascent field of photograph preservation.

  • 6:45 pm – Museum doors open for attendees
  • 7-8 pm – Panel and Q&A
  • 8-9 pm – After-hours exhibition viewing

Please register as capacity is limited.


de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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