Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
Photography Exhibit Opening in Yosemite National Park
The Yosemite Climbing Association (YCA) and Yosemite National Park are pleased to announce the opening of the photography exhibit "Yosemite in the Sixties: Climbing Life through the Lens of Glen Denny." The exhibit will open with a reception in the Museum Gallery between 2:30 and 4 pm on Friday, November 9, 2007.
This exhibit presents the photography of Glen Denny, who climbed and lived in Yosemite throughout the 1960s. Glen first began photographing the Yosemite landscape in the tradition of Ansel Adams, but soon focused his camera on climbing and the social scene centered in Camp 4. Originally self-taught, Glen later studied art, photography, and film at San Francisco State University
This exhibit was developed in collaboration with Glen Denny, Ken Yager, President and Executive Director of the YCA, Steve Roper, author and historian of Yosemite climbing, and the Museum Branch staff at Yosemite National Park.
The exhibit will be shown through January 27th, 2008. It consists of 83 historical black and white photographs chronicling the climbing life from 1961 -1971. The photographs in this exhibit appear in "Yosemite in the Sixties", a book published in 2007 by Patagonia and T. Adler Books.
Additionally, YCA will be hosting its 3rd Annual Art Auction at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Village from 5:00pm to 6:30pm on November 9, 2007. The silent auction benefits the Yosemite Climbing Association in Yosemite National Park. The artwork will be available for viewing in the Gallery on November 8th and 9th. Refreshments will be served.
Did You Know?
When it opened to the public on May 29, 1926, the Yosemite Museum became the first museum building in the national park system, and its educational objectives served as a model for parks nationwide. It still functions much as it was originally intended, and currently exhibits items which mainly reflect the Native occupation of Yosemite Valley and its surroundings. When in the park, you can visit with one of three cultural demonstrators who primarily staff the Museum.