The Ansel Adams Gallery Rehabilitation Recently Completed at Yosemite National Park

Gallery Fully Reopened to Public

April 6, 2015 – The first part of a multi-phase rehabilitation project of The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park has recently been completed. The first phase of the project, which began in October 2014, was completed on Saturday, April 4, 2015. The newly rehabilitated gallery is fully open and operational in their historic location.

Photo by Joseph Hornof

Work completed on The Ansel Adams Gallery included structural rehabilitation, safety improvements, enhanced site circulation, electrical wiring upgrades, and drainage improvements. Additionally, the project included designing the entire gallery to be fully accessible and ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) compliant. All building improvements and upgrades were completed while retaining as many materials and features that characterize the historic nature of this property. The overall project will cost approximately $2.5 million and is funded through franchise fees received from concession operations.

The last phase of the project, slated to be completed in early summer, will include rehabilitation of The Ansel Adams Gallery residential housing, ADA access to the onsite photographic education classroom, and additional site work, including landscaping and pathway reconstruction.

Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984) was a visionary nature photographer most famous for his black and white photographs of Yosemite National Park. The Ansel Adams Gallery, originally Best’s Studio, has been operating in Yosemite since 1902, and sells books, handcrafts, fine arts, and collections of Ansel Adams photographs.

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