Past Exhibitions
Robert Adams, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1968. Gelatin silver print. Yale University Art Gallery, Purchased with a gift from Saundra B. Lane, a grant from Trellis Fund, and the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund. © Robert Adams

Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs

  • September 25, 2010–January 16, 2011
    Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia
  • September 25, 2011–January 2, 2012
    Denver Art Museum
  • March 11, 2012–June 3, 2012
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • August 3, 2012–October 28, 2012
    Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • January 15, 2013–May 20, 2013
    Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
  • June 30, 2013–November 10, 2013
    Josef Albers Museum Quadrat, Bottrop, Germany
  • November 15, 2013–February 1, 2014
    Andre Chenue S.A., Paris France
  • February 10, 2014–May 18, 2014
    Jeu de Paume, Paris
  • June 7, 2014–August 31, 2014
    Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
The Yale University Art Gallery’s multivenue touring retrospective of the work of American photographer Robert Adams features over 300 prints drawn from the Gallery’s master sets of the photographer’s work and traces Adams’s deep engagement with the changing landscape of the American West, weaving together selections from over four decades of work into an epic narrative of the American experience. The works included range from pictures of quiet buildings and monuments erected by early settlers of his native Colorado to his most recent images of forests and migratory birds in the Pacific Northwest, where Adams now lives; also featured are his now-iconic photographs of suburban development in Colorado during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The exhibition is accompanied by two major publications—a monograph, What Can We Believe Where?, and a three-volume retrospective, The Place We Live, which contains over 400 images, including some previously unpublished, and a wealth of new scholarship on the influential photographer’s work.
Exhibition and publications organized by Joshua Chuang, the Richard Benson Associate Curator of Photography and Digital Media, and Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director, both of the Yale University Art Gallery. Made possible by Yale alumni and friends: Helen D. Buchanan; Allan K. Chasanoff; the Samuel Freeman Trust; Nathaniel W. Gibbons, B.A. 1979; Betsy and Frank Karel; Saundra B. Lane; Melanie and Rick Mayer, B.A. 1982, and the MFUNd; Mark McCain and Caro MacDonald/Eye and I; Mr. and Mrs. Alexander K. McLanahan, B.A. 1949; Ms. Eliot Nolen, B.A. 1984, and Mr. Timothy P. Bradley, B.A. 1983; The Reed Foundation; Risher Randall, Sr., B.A. 1950; the Shamos Family Foundation; Mary Jo and Ted P. Shen, B.A. 1966, HON. 2001; Jane P. Watkins, M.P.H. 1979; the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund; and an endowment created with a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The acquisition of Robert Adams’s master prints was made possible through a gift from Saundra B. Lane, a grant from the Trellis Fund, and the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund.

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