Ansel Adam exhibit set to open at Peoria Riverfront Museum

By WEEK Producer

April 12, 2013 Updated Apr 12, 2013 at 10:10 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- What he saw in living color, he presented to us in stunning black and white.

The works of legendary photographer Ansel Adams will be go on display, starting Saturday, at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

The "Ansel Adams: Western Exposure" exhibit features more than 120 photos.

Some of them are in color and have never been shown publicly.

Accompanying the exhibit is Adams' 79 year old son, Michael, who will present a lecture about his dad's career.

Michael hopes those who come to see the exhibit look beyond the photographs and artwork.

"We hope that people will have time to read the labels that go with these images, because that really brings Ansel's life and exposure to these individuals and may be some of their stimulus on him," said Ansel Adam's son, Michael.

The Ansel Adams exhibit opens Saturday at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

Michael Adams' lecture, "A Son's Perspective," is Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. in the museum's giant screen theater.

It's $20 for members, $25 for non-members.

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