Quick Read: Crooked Tree focuses on Ansel Adams all summer

After years of planning, the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey will soon open “Ansel Adams: Masterworks,” an exhibit comprising 47 images from Ansel Adams and one portrait of Adams by James Alinder, in its Bonfield and Gilbert galleries.

Sheila Ruen, galleries director, said there is a whole story about the exhibit and that toward the end of Adams’ life, a friend of his pushed him to put together a collection of prints that showed off the best of his work through his career as a photographer.

“He started working on it and made what is called the Museum Set. He was making sets, or multiple editions, that could be exhibited at multiple museums around the world. He didn’t finish the whole set before he died, but there is this collection. A subset of that collection is the Masterworks which is the exhibition we have,” Ruen said…read more