The Huntington acquires rare Ansel Adams portfolios that had been in storage

It is hard to think about the intersection of art and the American West without thinking of Ansel Adams. The California photographer practically defined 20th century landscape photography with his elegant black-and-white portraits of the region's landscape: the geologic face of Yosemite's Half Dome, the stark beauty of his New Mexican churches, the cotton-y forms of billowing clouds floating over scrub-covered hills. Over the course of his life, the artist made a series of limited-edition portfolios of some of these and other notable images, and the Huntington has now acquired them all: seven portfolios containing 90...