Visual Arts

Arts and Drafts Brings Original Ansel Adams Photographs to World of Beer in Tempe

If you've always wanted to raise a glass to internationally celebrated photographer Ansel Adams, you'll have a chance to do so this weekend at World of Beer in Tempe.

Arts and Drafts is a partnership between World of Beer and the Tempe Festival of the Arts, which have teamed up with a private collector to display a selection of original Ansel Adams photographs

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According to World of Beer employees, the collection will be on view throughout the halls of World of Beer, which is housed in the 100-year-old Tempe National Bank building on Mill Avenue.

Adams is one of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th century, and he created much of his work in the American Southwest, including famous images of landscapes across Yosemite National Park that he made with large-format cameras.

Much of his work rests in Arizona, specifically at the The Ansel Adams Archive at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, which houses more than 2,500 prints, equipment, memorabilia, interviews, correspondence, publications, transparencies, and negatives.

This weekend, Adams' work is on view now through April 7, along with more than 600 beers on the World of Beers menu.

Access to the collection is $8 and includes a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale draft. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tempe Festival of the Arts. For more info, check out the World of Beers website.

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Claire Lawton
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