Ansel Adams Lecture Series at the Myrtle Beach Art Museum


Ansel Adams-Roaring Mountain


In conjunction with the current exhibition Classic Images: Photography by Ansel Adams, the Myrtle Beach Art Museum presents Ansel Adams: The Legacy, a series of lectures highlighting the imagery and legacy of Ansel Adams. The program offers talks with writers, photographers, naturalists and scholars.

Here is the schedule of events:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

The Tender Soul of Stone and Space: The Landscape Photography of Ansel Adams 

Lecture with Dr. Elizabeth Howie

An assistant professor in the visual arts department at Coastal Carolina University, Dr. Howie teaches the history of photography. She has published numerous papers and essays on historical aspects of photography and has lectured widely on the subject.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Classic Images of Myrtle Beach

Lecture with Dr. Jack Thompson

From his boyhood start in the Myrtle Beach Pavilion photo booth to opening his own studio in 1959 and receiving a Doctorate of Fine Arts from Coastal Carolina University in 2007, Dr. Thompson has been capturing and preserving the ever-changing landscape of this ocean-side resort town for five decades.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

The Alchemy of Ansel Adams’ Darkroom 

Lecture/Demonstration with Easton Selby

Selby is an associate professor in the visual arts department at Coastal Carolina University. He teaches traditional black-and-white photography, as well as digital techniques and other technical photographic subjects. He has been in numerous exhibitions and has images in several institutional collections.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Ansel Adams and Contemporaries: The Intrepid Ones 

Lecture with Dr. Andrea Baldeck

World traveler and former physician, Dr. Baldeck has published eight volumes of her fine art photographs in black and white. She has exhibited widely in the US and abroad, including her Sea Treasures exhibition at this museum in the summer of 2012, and her images are in museum and private collections.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Close to Home: Finding the Grand Landscape in Horry and Georgetown Counties 

Lecture with Donald Withers

A Master Naturalist in the South Carolina Program, Withers is an award-winning staff photographer for Hobcaw Barony, the Kaminski House Museum in Georgetown and Lowcountry Companion magazine.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Ansel Adams’ Photography as Conservation Advocacy 

Lecture with Douglas Haller

From 1982 until 1986, museum professional Douglas Haller served as Curator of Photographs for the California Historical Society Libraries in San Francisco and Los Angeles, where he interacted with Adams.


Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Far from Home: Wilderness Photography in a New Age

Lecture with Kyle Waters

Waters came to photography in the digital age as a wildlife scientist. His travels have taken him all over the world to places where he, like Adams, has found beauty in remote and majestic landscapes.


Admission to each of the Ansel Adams: The Legacy lectures is free. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Call the Art Museum at (843) 238-2510 to make reservations or for additional information.