Michael Adams

Michael Adams

Winona State University and the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) will host Michael Adams, son of renowned photographer Ansel Adams, this October in conjunction with a two-gallery exhibition of Ansel Adam’s photography at MMAM, entitled “Classic Images: Ansel Adams Images.”

Adams will present “Ansel Adams: A Son’s Perspective,” a discussion of his father’s life, career and passions, at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in Stark 103 on the WSU campus. The talk will cover Ansel’s life a child, his love of piano, his climb to Half Dome in Yosemite and the story behind his famous photograph, “Moonrise, Hernandez.”

The presentation is free and open to the public courtesy of the WSU College of Liberal Arts and the Ernest and Sally Micek Family in memory of W.B. “Bill” Gautsch.

Adams is a retired Major General in the United States Air Force (USAF) and a retired Board Certified Doctor of Internal Medicine. He has been honored multiple times as a medical doctor, teacher, and a career pilot in the USAF. Today, Adams continues as an active board member of the Yosemite Conservancy, and an advisor to The Center For Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, and the Clemson Institute for the Parks at Clemson University, S.C.

For more information, contact Heather Casper at MMAM at 507-474-6626.