Outdoor Theater and Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, Colorado, gelatin silver print, 1968. Copyright Robert Adams, courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.

We haven’t been up to Denver yet, but we can’t wait to see Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs (on view now at the Denver Art Museum through January 1, 2012).

No one has captured the loneliness and beauty of post-WWII Colorado Springs quite like Robert Adams. A protege of Myron Wood (oft featured in The Big Something’s Historic Photo of the Day), Adams took up with Woods’ love of the Front Range and added just enough misanthropy with his eye for humanless human intervention in the landscape to set himself apart and from the more romantic photographers of the West from Laura Gilpin to Ansel Adams. But it wasn’t always that way. And in this audio slide show, Fine Arts Center Curator Blake Milteer takes us from Robert Adams’ best-know images back into the Fine Arts Center‘s collection from an earlier period when Adams was more concerned with the plains and Hispanic culture of southern Colorado.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SLIDE SHOW BELOW WILL ONLY BE UP FOR ONE WEEK UNTIL 10.7.11 AS REQUESTED BY THE GALLERIES REPRESENTING ROBERT ADAMS.

 

2 Responses to The Robert Adams Collection at the FAC

  1. Mary Snyder says:

    Robert Adams was interviewed for the DAM show on Col Public Radio – here is the link: http://www.cpr.org/#load_article|Denver_Art_Museum_Hosts_Robert_Adams_Retrospective

  2. Sarah says:

    This is so great! Thank you!!

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