A portion of the Ansel Adams exhibit

I stopped by the Steele Gallery at the Phoenix Art Museum to catch the new Ansel Adams: Discoveries exhibit earlier this month.

It’s worth a visit if you’re a fan. The exhibit covers six aspects of his career: time (early work), place (American Southwest), medium (color), subject (architecture), theme (environment) and role (teacher).

It’s much more than framed photographs and unless you’ve investigated his biography in depth, I bet you learn something. Either way, if you’re anything like me, you’ll walk away inspired—and yearning to visit his favorite places (especially the National Parks).

The exhibit runs through June 6, 2010, so be sure to check it out while you can. Also take note of the free admission (rather, a voluntary donation) on First Fridays and Wednesday evenings. And if you haven’t already, check out other free museum days in Phoenix.

Location, hours and admission

1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Northeast corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Free parking is available in lot north of the building
Info line: 602-257-1222

Wednesday, 10am-9pm
Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 12pm-5pm
First Friday Evenings, 6-10pm

Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and major holidays

General Admission:
$10 adults
$8 senior citizens & fulltime college/university students w/ID
$4 children ages 6-17
Free for Museum members & children under age 6

Voluntary donation on First Friday evenings, 6-10pm
Voluntary donation on Wednesday evenings, 3-9pm [thanks SRP!]