Named after famed Yosemite photographer Ansel Adams, this gallery displays many of the artist's well-known works in its ... More
Ansel Adams Gallery
Named after famed Yosemite photographer Ansel Adams, this gallery displays many of the artist's well-known works in its permanent collection. On rotating basis, the gallery also shows works by contemporary photographers who focus on the valley. The gallery also offers free weekend camera walks when weather permits (reservations required). The delightful gift shop features not only prints of Adams' work but also videos, Native American crafts, and books about photography as well as the valley. The admission to this gallery is free.
I like everything about this shop and have for more years than I can count. (have gone to Yosemite for over 70 years).
The merchandise is of fine quality and unusual and in keeping with the natural ambiance of the park. It is by far the best place to buy jewelry in the valley. I much prefer it to the Ahwahnee's jewelry but they sometimes have nice things too.
And of course there are Ansel's photographs for sale and to see. Going to this store is like going to a mini-museum.
But the thing I like the BEST are the people who work there. Always there is someone who will really take an interest in helping you select a gift or a purchase.
This time it was Carol -- who gave me time, attention and warmth. Jackie
the gallery is a bit small, and of course all the work is super expensive, but there are other odds and ends to buy, books, kids stuff, lots of beautiful but expensive dinner sets.
for a photographer, you can find all types of film, and even diposable cameras cheaper than in the general store. they also have photo equipment, although i can imagine the cost.
I didn't go there to shop, just to view the gallery. They had a fair selection of artists and works, but I was hoping for more. This place is worth swinging into while you're in the village. Their disposal cameras are cheaper than in the Village Store.
This store is way overpriced in my opinion. Prints that you can get at the mall for $20 will cost you $50 here. They have some original Adams works on display that are for sale though I don't remember if the prices were listed.
They have a large selection of books on Ansel and Yosemite so it's a nice place to come buy some reading material.
They also carry some gift items, postcards, and jewelry that you might not find in other areas of the park so it's worth stopping in.
The facility is rather small and is typically quite crowded. Don't expect to pull up a chair and start browsing book titles here, there is no room for sitting.
*Terms & Conditions: Savings calculation is based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings for a 3 month period for 2 adults with a 2+ night length of stay compared to price of the same components if booked separately during same period. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, travel dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.