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

Reptile8488/Getty Images/iStockphoto
March 23, 2017 | NPR · Research hasn’t yet confirmed the early hints that a mix of IV vitamins and steroids might stop the fatal organ failure of sepsis. But an effective treatment for sepsis would be a really big deal.
 

March 22, 2017 | NPR · The online database has embraced the rating intended to highlight directing, writing and other aspects of filmmaking by women. This expands the rating’s reach to the site’s more than 4 million titles.
 

Maimuna Majumder/HealthMap; Alyson Hurt/NPR
March 22, 2017 | NPR · Since August 2016, there have been nearly 3,000 cases of mumps diagnosed in Arkansas. A epidemiologist explains how her team used online data and mathematical modeling to understand the outbreak.
 

Arts & Life

FOX
March 22, 2017 | NPR · The new Fox show Shots Fired follows two investigators looking into a police shooting where a black cop kills an unarmed white man. It’s one of a handful of new network shows that are about policing.
 

NPR
March 22, 2017 | NPR · Dan Chaon’s latest novel suggests that even people who seem kind can lead you down dangerous paths, whether they realize it or not.
 

NPR
March 22, 2017 | FA · Jean Hanff Korelitz’s new novel surveys student life at a New England college in turmoil. Critic Maureen Corrigan says The Devil and Webster is “wittily on target.”
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
March 23, 2017 | NPR · One of West Africa’s most charming bands is back — again. Stream Baobob’s reunion album before its release next week.
 

Courtesy of the artist
March 23, 2017 | NPR · The Puerto Rican band injects Yoruban devotional songs with electronic production to form one of the more exciting releases of 2017.
 

Courtesy of the artist
March 23, 2017 | NPR · The Nobel Award winner digs into the Great American Songbook for a third time. Stream a selection of songs from the three-disc set.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab