Through Oct. 31st. Admission is FREE but a donation is appreciated. Here's the link: http://www.myrtlebeachartmuseum.org/index.shtml Current Exhibition Current Exhibitions: Ansel Adams: Masterworks July 16 - October 31, 2004 South Carolina Watercolor Society 27th Annual Awards Exhibition July 3-29, 2004 Recent Exhibitions Ansel Adams: Masterworks 48 spectacular black-and-white photographs by famed photographer Ansel Adams. This exhibition is part of a 73-piece collection personally selected by Adams to best represent his life's work July 16 - October 31, 2004 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15, 2004, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by R. Jordan Jewelers, Inc. Gallery Talk: Thursday, July 15, 2004, 7 p.m. With photographer Bill Logan, who worked with Ansel Adams late in Adams' life in Carmel Valley, California. The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is proud to present some of the finest and best-known photographs of California photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984). Ansel Adams: Masterworks consists of 49 works from the Museum Set, the portfolio selected by Adams himself, late in life, to represent his best work. Such landmark pieces as "Monolith, the Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California," and "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico," are part of the selection. Approximately two thirds of the Museum Set is represented. An additional portrait photograph of Adams, taken by longtime friend and associate Jim Alinder, is included. The exhibition emphasizes the value Adams placed on some of the country's most extraordinarily beautiful natural sites. His beloved Yosemite takes center stage. Adams is also well known as a champion for America's exceptional wild spaces and contributed to the preservation of many both as an activist and an artist. It is through Adams's photographs that America knows many of these places. The exhibition also emphasizes Adams's role as a teacher and a trailblazer in establishing straight photography as a respected art form. The exhibition opens at the Art Museum with a free public reception on Thursday, July 15, 2004 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The exhibition will run from July 16 through October 31, 2004. Ansel Adams: Masterworks has been organized by Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California. Works in the exhibition are the generous gift of Dr. Fidel Realyvasques to Turtle Bay Exploration Park, a 300-acre cultural complex established to interpret the relationship between humans and nature. Art Museum sponsors for Ansel Adams: Masterworks include Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, the Chapin Foundation, the City of Myrtle Beach, Gene Ho Photography, R. Jordan Jewelers, Inc., Myrtle Beach Photo Plus, Santee Cooper, the Waccamaw Community Foundation and the Wachovia Foundation.