Join AA in Wauconda

“A national touring exhibition featuring works by celebrated photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984) extends through January 8, 2012 at the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda.

In Lake County and the Chicago area for the first time, the Classic Images: Photography by Ansel Adams exhibition presents a rare portfolio of 70 photographs hand-printed by the artist, and selected by him to represent the best of his life’s work.

‘The Museum Set’ collection of Adams’s favorites reveals a lifetime devoted to capturing the drama and splendor of the natural world. Through these photographs, museum visitors will be swept away to mountains and horizons in places such as Sierra Nevada and sun-baked geometries of New Mexico, and enjoy them through Adam’s keen eye for the rhythmic detail.

Adams’s prints are known for their technical mastery and subtle gradations of tone and contrast. His vision speaks of the enduring power of fine photography. He promoted his techniques through published writings and workshops, which have influenced photographers through the years.

The Lake County Discovery Museum is located on Route 176, just west of Fairfield Road and east of Wauconda in Lakewood Forest Preserve. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday–Saturday; 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students ages 18 to 25, and $2.50 for youth ages 4 to 17. Admission is discounted on Tuesdays: $3 for adults, and free for youth 17 years and under.” A $1.00 discount coupon is available on the website: How much will you have to pay: $3.00? $2.00? $2.50? $1.50? Nothing?

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