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Ansel Adams Before & After – Extended

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Booth Western Art Museum extends Ansel Adams: Before & After throughApril 3Also on display “touchable” sculptures by Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees With HisHandsThe Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA is extending the popular exhibit AnselAdams: Before & After through Sunday April 3 and has opened a new “touchable” sculptureexhibition Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees With His Hands.Known as a skilled photographer and environmentalist, Ansel Adams’ dramatic black and whiteimages of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park, are often reproduced onposters, calendars and books. This display features several of his iconic images along withvarious works of predecessors, peers and photographers working today. The museum has drawnmore than 28,000 visitors since the exhibition opening in mid-November, up 80 percent overrecent years.The exhibit highlights Adams’ contributions to creative photography, recognizing his roles aseducator and conservationist. Featuring more than 100 images, including 23 original photographsby Adams, the display represents 26 other photographers who influenced Adams, worked at thesame time, or are current artists influenced by him. Many of the images are well-known, includingseveral famous or critically acclaimed art photographs.“We are pleased this exhibition has been popular -- we were pretty sure it would be based on ourprevious Adams exhibition,” said Seth Hopkins, Executive Director, Booth Western Art Museum.“We have received a number of compliments and messages from people thanking us for puttingtogether such an important grouping of great work by the other photographers in the exhibitionwho provide context for Adams’ masterworks. We are extending the exhibition to give morepeople one last chance to see this extraordinary body of work assembled by our curatorial teamand our partners at Lumière Gallery in Atlanta.”“It is a tremendous honor to be included in Ansel Adams: Before & After,” said John Mariana,local photographer and founding member of the Booth Photography Guild. “Such exhibits pushme to keep learning and improving, to show my emotional response to the world. The inclusion ofcurrent day photographers, who have learned from and have been influenced by Ansel, is a verygood opportunity for our Booth Photography Guild members to see the high level of photographicachievement possible with today's techniques. The current photographer's images are a superbexample of what can be achieved with software, printing papers and the fine art concepts welearned from Ansel. Thank you Ansel.”The extension of Ansel Adams: Before & After coincides with a new “touchable” sculptureexhibition Michael Naranjo: The Artist Who Sees With His Hands, on display through July 3.Michael Naranjo is blind, having lost his eyesight in 1968 while serving in Vietnam. Yet, Naranjois widely regarded as one of the greatest living Native American sculptors. This exhibitionfeatures more than 30 works from throughout his 45-year career. Naranjo wants the visitor toexperience his art the way he does, by touching it. MORE

Page two, Ansel Adams: Before & After ExtendedThese special exhibitions complement the permanent collections in the largest exhibition spacefor Western American art in the country. The Booth features Western artists of the 20th and 21stcenturies in the main galleries, a gift shop, library, and a hands-on interactive children’s gallery.A visit to Booth Western Art Museum is an ideal family outing. Admission is $10 plus tax foradults, $8 plus tax for seniors 65 and over, $7 plus tax for students, and free for children under12 and active military personnel. 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville GA 30120, 770-387-1300, Booth Western Art MuseumBooth Western Art Museum, an Affiliate to the Smithsonian Institution, is a 120,000 square footmuseum located in Cartersville, Georgia, only 30 minutes north of Atlanta, where guests areinvited to See America’s Story through contemporary Western artwork, a Presidential Gallery,Civil War art gallery, and Sagebrush Ranch, an interactive children’s gallery. Open since August2003, Booth Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Southeast and is the second largestart museum in Georgia. To learn more about Booth Western Art Museum, or call 770-387-1300.Media contacts:Tom Shinall, 770-387-2833 (office) or 770-652-4090 (cell), [email protected] Douglas, 678-521-5289, [email protected] 3D Gallery Preview:Direct Link: Link:<iframe width=\"853\" height=\"480\" src=\"\"frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen></iframe

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