Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams' Yosemite Photos At NBMAA

Ansel Adams' Yosemite Photos At NBMAA

Just as Yale University Art Gallery's exhibit of artwork about Yosemite is ending its run — the show closes Dec. 31 — another exhibit about the legendary national park is beginning its run, at New Britain Museum of American Art. Both exhibits were mounted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Parks Service, which was founded by an act of Congress on Aug. 25, 1916.

Yosemite is one of the most revered of the country's 59 national parks and NBMAA's exhibit focuses on the artist most indelibly associated with the California valley: photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984).

Sixteen silver gelatin prints taken all over the nature preserve between 1927...