Masterworks Exhibit was a rare chance to see originals of iconic American images.
Director Bart Wilsey, the man responsible for bringing the exhibit to the museum, estimated that at least 3,000 people saw the collection. The exhibit closed in late March.
The 47 photographs in the Masterworks Collection are known as 'The Museum Set,' and include many of Adams' most famous pieces. His landscape and nature photography is well represented, as is his somewhat lesser-known portrait work.
We spoke with Wilsey about a few of the most iconic images from the set, and how Adams used painstakingly detailed processes in the field and darkroom to realize his artistic vision.