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The Post Gallery


Located next to the Chef’s Garden, The Post Gallery showcases a range of fine art including photography, sculptures, fine jewelry and more. Exhibits change throughout the year, providing the chance to display the art of talented artists in and around the Big Sur community while offering fresh and interesting perspectives of the world around us. The Post Gallery is open to hotel guests and restaurant patrons.

Ansel Adams
American Landscapes


Post Ranch is thrilled to present images by Ansel Adams, the legendary photographer and environmentalist. From 1948 to 1976, Adams produced seven portfolios, each a limited edition of signed photographic prints. Post Ranch is proud to feature Adams’ “Portfolio Four | What Majestic Word”. The exhibit is held in conjunction with sister property Cavallo Point and The G2 Gallery. Portfolio Four will begin at Post Ranch while another of Adams’ collections, Portfolio Two, will display at Cavallo Point, before switching locations in the fall.

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Kevin Connolly of Ansel Adams’ Sierra Nevada, Winter Evening, from the Owens Valley, California, from Portfolio Four: What Majestic Word, 1960. Photo courtesy of G2 Gallery and Kevin Connolly.


Portfolio Four | What Majestic Word


Dedicated to the memory of his Sierra Club friend, inventor and conservationist, Russell Varian, this portfolio expresses Varian’s appreciation of the mountains and wilderness, as interpreted by Adams’ photographs. Excerpts from Varian’s writings and the poetry of his father, John O. Varian, appear on the folder accompanying each photograph, Varian’s widow, Dorothy, wrote the preface and explained the photographs were selected to serve as interpretations of his character.


Portfolio Four is available for purchase as a complete collection for $120,000. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Big Sur Land Trust and Ventana Wilderness Society. The portfolio on exhibit – set number 34 – includes 15 silver gelatin prints mounted on board, printed in 1963, and signed in ink by Ansel Adams.


PHOTO CREDITS: Top: Photo by Kevin Connolly of Ansel Adams’, Cathedral Peak and Lake, Yosemite National Park, California, from Portfolio Four: What Majestic Word, 1960. Bottom: Photo by Kevin Connolly of Ansel Adams’ Dunes, Oceana, California, from Portfolio Four: What Majestic Word, 1960. Photos courtesy of G2 Gallery and Kevin Connolly.


About Ansel Adams
(1902 – 1984)


Born in San Francisco, photographer and environmentalist Ansel Easton Adams is one of the foremost figures in the history of American photography. A leader in conservation photography, his legacy is profound. Aware of his art’s power and potential, he used his images to vitalize positive change for the environment.

PHOTO CREDIT: Portrait of nature photographer Ansel Adams, which first appeared in the 1950 Yosemite Field School yearbook. Photo by J. Malcolm Greany, about 1947.


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