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!!

News

November 24, 2014 | NPR · Chuck Hagel’s resignation comes amid concern over the rise of ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, and a return of U.S. troops to Iraq. President Obama is announcing the move Monday morning.
 

AP
November 24, 2014 | NPR · Spiritual leaders are praying for calm, but preparing for everything, as they wait for a grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown.
 

AP
November 24, 2014 | NPR · The news comes as troops pull out of Afghanistan and begin a new offensive against the Islamic State. “Hagel was not seen as a very forceful secretary of defense,” NPR’s Tom Bowman says.
 

Arts & Life

HBO
November 23, 2014 | NPR · Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse DiDi in the HBO comedy series has opened the door to more serious opportunities.
 

Courtesy of Tony Little
November 23, 2014 | NPR · The muscle man with the ponytail was once on track to become Mr. America. But a car accident shattered Tony Little’s hopes of competing. Just when he hit rock bottom, he got a life-changing idea.
 

DreamWorks Animation
November 23, 2014 | NPR · Tom McGrath, an executive producer of Penguins of Madagascar who also co-directed the first three films in the franchise, says he came to voice the part of the penguin Skipper kind of by accident.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
November 24, 2014 | NPR · The Super Furry Animals frontman’s new multimedia project explores the improbable and fantastic history of his 18th-century ancestor, John Evans. Oh, and there are unicorns.
 

Courtesy of the artist
November 23, 2014 | NPR · Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward cover pop standards with the timeless impeccability for which they’re known. Once again, Ward hovers mostly in the background, leaving Deschanel to steal the playful show.
 

Courtesy of the artist
November 23, 2014 | NPR · Folk heroes Richard and Linda Thompson split up, creatively and romantically, in the early 1980s. Now their son Teddy has brought them together — along with other family members — for a new album.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab