Ansel Adams, An American Perspective, Oklahoma City, OK, 15 Mar - Jun 1, 2014
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is hosting Ansel Adams, An American Perspective, March 15- Jun 1,2014. I visited today and the museum was filled with school age children who saw exhibted darkroom equipment similar to what Adams would have used. Cool. In a video Adams discusses his technique. The video shows his darkroom and kitchen. In an example Adams prints a 16x20, carries it to the kitchen, rips it in a third, and microwaves the paper to check dry down. No qualms placing fingers in Dektol and slapping a semi washed print on the kitchen table let alone flashing the paper in the microwave.
The Brett Weston archive was purchased locally and stored in OKC. At the same date the museum is also showing a significant number of Brett's prints.
OKCMOA installed a high quality presentation.