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Center for Creative Photography

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Buried on the Arizona University Campus...

Center founded by Ansel Adams offers small gallery display and special shows, currently Richard... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Inspiration to Photography

I stopped in at the Center for Creative Photography on the U of Arizona campus and it was... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2019
John P
Columbia, Maryland
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Home to a huge collection of photos and negatives by the world's greatest photographers.
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1030 N Olive Rd, University of Arizona campus, Tucson, AZ 85719-0506
+1 520-621-7968
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Center founded by Ansel Adams offers small gallery display and special shows, currently Richard Avedon Relationships until May 15. Cheerful student guides, catalog for research and more. Signage from the street could be better, but worth the on-campus hunt! Campus garage parking a block or...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019

I stopped in at the Center for Creative Photography on the U of Arizona campus and it was inspirational. The gallery is spacious and seeing the amazing photographs of Richard Avedon and Ansel Adams was inspirational. This center is an amazing resource, the gallery is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John P
Reviewed March 2, 2019

We were encouraged to stop here during our short vacation in Tucson and were glad we did. The Avedon exhibit was outstanding and we loved looking at some of Ansel Adams' best works. The museum is small and easily explored in 1-2 hours. It is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank luna24
Reviewed February 19, 2019

Went to Tucson specifically to see the Avedon exhibit. This Center is definitely a hidden gem in Tucson. Family members living in Tucson and having gone to school at ASU had no knowledge of this Center. We enjoyed the exhibit and all be returning.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Remlap1
Reviewed January 13, 2019

We knew we couldn't get here and have more than an hour for viewing the works by such giants as Adams, Weston and Avedon; it is a terrific show and it can be viewed in an hour - parking is not so easy but Google...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

I visited with 2 grandparents, 2 parents, and 2 teenagers. The gallery was featuring works from Richard Avedon that were fantastic! They revealed so much about the photographer, culture, and the viewer too. There was a good number of them on display and the cost...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank teachcolorado
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The museum of creative photography is a real Tucson gem. One only needs an hour as it’s small, but there are always great exhibits. All they ask is for a donation and one is transported in time and place, viewing the ever changing exhibits. It’s...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bari R
Reviewed April 24, 2018

This is a must see for aspiring and experienced photographers. I had not realised that Ansel Adams was one of the fathers/founders of creative photography. The works are inspiring and stimulating. I also appreciated access to other materials within the gallery that were not on...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brian S
Reviewed March 25, 2018

John P Schaefer Center For Creative Photography is currently hosting Ansel Adams "Performing the Print" and Mark Klett Collaborations with other photographers i.e Byron Wolfe and Gordon Bushaw among others. The Ansel Adams exhibit is small but tastefully displayed. For additional research you have access...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Britt B
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited during a really nice Ansel Adams and a really creative/collaborative Wyatt exhibit. We highly recommend a visit!

Date of experience: March 2018
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April 6, 2018|
Response from mgerhardt | Reviewed this property |
Never tried it but I think so. At the museum they are open to showing the collection and they are tech savy
Fritzi R
May 20, 2017|
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Response from brices123 | Reviewed this property |
You might want to bring you own. There is no parking right out front of the Center, you have to park a little bit away and walk. The Center is closed on Mondays, but you can give them a call Tuesday morning before you go and... More