Earth Day is Thursday, and there may be no more timely, fitting way to observe the occasion in the Valley than gazing upon the transfixing photographs of the American landscape currently on display at Phoenix Art Museum.
Photographed by Ansel Adams, America’s iconic champion of wild and scenic places, they include photographs of the American Southwest and pictures made for the National Parks project.
The never-before-seen exhibition features 140 photographs, as well as rare archival prints and papers, video footage, personal correspondence, photographic equipment, proof prints, negatives and portraits — all giving insight to the masterful artist’s profound reverence for nature’s monuments.
Admission is free after 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, and the exhibition will be on display through June 6.
The Museum will also host a lecture by environmental photojournalist Gary Braasch at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The talk is free to attend.