Yosemite Museum Gallery
Yosemite Museum Gallery
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Yosemite Valley's beauty has drawn artists from all over the world for well over 100 years. This museum displays a collection of works selected by a jury of many artists. Works include a variety of styles and range from old to contemporary. In addition to the paintings, the gallery features historical exhibits, which change from time to time.
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Indiana_Jonesse
San Francisco, CA7,370 contributions
Small and culturally historic, representing the lives of the Ahwahnechee people who lived in the valley, this museum has some baskets that are hundreds of years old. There are landscape paintings, a buckskin dress, exhibits of southern sierra miwok, ceremonial hairpins and life size statues that depicts life of the natives. There is a tree trunk in front that has rings indicating its age. It is a quick tour and it is free.
Written 7 March 2020
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Tom M
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In all my visits to Yosemite I don;t think I had ever gone to the Yosemite Museum. My wife had heard about an Indian exhibit so we decided to visit the Museum. Extremely interesting.
Written 17 November 2019
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ARcmbeachbum
Hot Springs, AR220 contributions
You can see Yosemite on television, there is no way it captures what Yosemite really looks like. It’s a must see in person destination. From what nature provides, to great galleries, museums, etc...
East to get around. I strongly suggest going in the spring or fall when the kids are in school. This will keep you away from the larger crowds. Monday-Friday is best, even weekends are crowded.
Written 15 September 2019
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Grebos
36 contributions
We saw various exhibits- local crafts, flower and fauna, clothing, lifestyle, park history etc. We particularly enjoyed the Ansel Adams photos. We couldn’t resist buying a spectacular photo by Michael Frye and were privileged to meet him in person and discuss the photo with him.
Written 6 August 2019
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John M
Santa Cruz, CA4,368 contributions
Couples
Combined visitor information center, theater with a nice movie overview of the park, Indian exhibit and demonstrations, and natural history explanations. One stop for all!
Written 17 April 2019
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Barbara B
Columbus, OH282 contributions
Family
If this is in the visitor center we were very disappointed. There was very little there and no one to talk to. We were told a ranger would be around so we could ask questions but all we saw were lots and lots of school kids. Do not bother. Take the two hour bus tour it will give you so much more.
Written 27 October 2018
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GRS-SJS
Sebastopol, CA1,284 contributions
Couples
The gallery at the museum is ever changing. Now till 11/25/18 you can see the Ansel Adams "Museum Set" of 45 photos. About 50 of these sets were completed before Adams passed. A very rare viewing for any Adams fan. This museum can be hard to find, ask at the visitors center or the Ansel Adams gallery both are very close.
Written 6 October 2018
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ginnym92
30 contributions
Rare painting styles collection that change out during year with collectibles displayed in cases and detailed signage. Spend some time to learn history from those that came to Yosemite over a century ago and left items for us to enjoy. You'll be truly amazed of displays with treasures to view.
Written 28 July 2018
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Timothy S
Brisbane, Australia153 contributions
Couples
The museum gave a interesting insight of the history the Park from the eraly indian days through to present day.
Written 17 June 2018
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Garth M
Oakville, Canada363 contributions
Solo
There's a sales area I ignored. Adjoining Indian Village has structures unique to the original Yosemite Valley inhabitants. An Indian Motorcycle has an interesting history. Native animators talk about the use of stone, basket weaving and bead work. Beading was demonstrated. Stop and talk.
Written 1 June 2018
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