The Mayor Visits the Fort Collins Museum of Art & encounters a legend

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed and is, thereby a true manifestation of what one feels about life in its entirety.”   -Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984)


The Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art is now the  Fort Collins Museum of Artand to celebrate this transformation the museum is hosting an American legend. Currently, MOA is exhibiting  Ansel Adams: Masterworks  from the Collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California.

The FCMOA building is located at 201 South College Avenue, next to the Oak Street Plaza featuring fountains in the summer. The building was first constructed in 1912 in the Italian Renaissance style and served as the town’s post office

The museum started in 1990, as the One West Contemporary Art Center and held it’s first exhibit in January 1991. Preservation was a top concern and the three-story building, designed by James Knox Taylor, the Supervising Architect for the U.S. Treasury has undergone renovations. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated Fort Collins landmark.

I had been to the museum several times previously for various art shows, but never to see the work pf an artist of the caliber and popularity of Ansel Adams….

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