Two exclusive exhibitions headed to the North Carolina Museum of Art

Iconic Ansel Adams Photographs and Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings to be featured

National Gallery of Art—photo courtesy of the North Carolina Museum of Art
Vittore Carpaccio (Venetian

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Art will kick off the new year with two exhibitions: Iconic Ansel Adams Photographs and Glory of Venice: Renaissance Paintings 1470-1520.The Ansel Adams exhibit will feature 48 of Adams’ most incredible photographs of American landscapes, which opens February 4 and runs through May 7. The images included are El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, the Gold Gate in San Francisco, Monument Valley in Arizona and Snake River in Wyoming. “We feel extremely fortunate to be able to present this set of photographs, hand-selected and personally printed by the artist himself, to our visitors,” says Linda Dougherty, NCMA curator of contemporary art. “The featured photographs—breathtaking views and impressive depictions of America’s landscapes—reveal the importance Adams placed on the overwhelming power and beauty of the natural world.”The Glory of Venice will showcase close to 50 paintings by Giorgione, Giovanni Bellini and Vittore Carpaccio beginning March 4 and running through June 18. Some of these extraordinary paintings have never been seen outside of Venice.”This is the first exhibition solely devoted to Italian art ever presented at the Museum, and it’s a stunner,” said David Steel, the NCMA’s curator of European art and co-curator of the exhibition.”For the first time in its history, the Accademia Museum in Venice, which owns the foremost collection of Venetian art in the world, has agreed to lend a substantial group of its treasures to America, and we are delighted to be one of two venues for this important exhibition,” said Steel.The two exhibitions will be ticketed together. For more information on this exhibit and other events at the North Carolina Museum of Art: