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The Ansel Adams Gallery is the oldest single family owned and operated business in the National Park system. H.C. Best, a political cartoonist and landscape painter, founded Best's Studio in 1902. His daughter, Virginia Best, ran the business from...more
This place is more like a museum of Ansel Adams than a store. Love to see his pictures, and many of the other items for sale here. Everything is expensive so we have not purchased anything during our many visits.
We changed around our schedule to visit and didn't realize it was more of a gift shop than anything else - I should have read the reviews more closely - was expecting exhibits and more information about Ansel Adams vs books and posters/prints to purchase.
We took the photography class with Kirk. There are 3 options, we chose the one that was part Ansel Adams history and part Digital Photography class. After I found the class, I was able to call the Gallery and chat with someone. After deciding on...More
Alas,,, I only found out about the Gallery when we visited Yosemite (my fault, I should done some more research).
Great gallery, small but compact.
Excellent selection of Ansel Adams & other (local) artists work- no "tourist tat"!
Wonderful staff, very knowledgable & helpful.
The Best family owned the gallery when Adams first arrived to the valley. They let him play their piano and he married their daughter. The Best family still owns and operates this upscale gallery with all things Ansel for purchase. Located in Yosemite Village.