Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park

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Art Gallery · Hidden Gem · Landmark
At Ansel Adams Gallery, browse through a large collection of black and white prints, lithographs, and posters created by a renowned landscape photographer and environmentalist. The gallery sits in the heart of Yosemite Valley, offering great views of Yosemite Falls, Glacier Point, and Half Dome. Pick out your favorite Ansel Adams photograph to take home, or join one of the photography classes and make your own photographic masterpiece. The gift shop offers a nice selection of books, pottery, and jewelry. Plan to see Ansel Adams Gallery and other attractions that appeal to you using our Yosemite National Park attractions app.
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  • This gallery has very well-curated original art, prints, jewelry, books and gifts. It also has a nice selection of photography equipment in case you forgot something. Tip: when we went in September...  more »
  • What a useful and delightful tour with staffer Blake Johnston! My wife and I were joined by our adult son who drove up to Yosemite to join us. Although we are experienced amateur photographers...  more »
  • As a photographer I did not see what I hoped to find. I wanted to see a tribute to Ansel Adams with a little history and samples of his work. Instead I was given walls of post cards, books, calendars and candles for sale. I understand this is a gallery designed to make money, not a museum. I also understand original Ansel Addams prints can cost in the 10's of thousands of dollars. At least display the Ansel Adams reproductions in a prominent area together, not a hodge-podge of old and new artist. See photos from other contributors to judge for yourself.
  • For those familiar with the beautiful black and white images of Yosemite National Park by early 20th century Ansel Adams, one of interesting places to visit in the valley is his studio. Opening hours 9am to 5pm daily. Today, the Ansel Adams studio is an art gallery where visitors can find photo reprints of Ansel Adams as well as numerous other art related gifts. It is a nice shop to see even if you don't intend to buy anything. Note - within the gallery you'll find a wall with history and images of Ansel Adams as well as information related to the establishment and running of his studio here in Yosemite Valley during the early days.

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