No artist is more closely associated with Yosemite than Ansel Adams, who first set foot in the park in 1916 while still pursuing his fledgling career as a concert pianist. His love of nature and the High Sierra brought him back regularly to Yosemite, where he eventually married Virginia Best, whose parents owned and ran a photography studio nearby. The rest, as they say, is history. Today, the Ansel Adams Gallery—open every day except Christmas—showcases rotating exhibits of contemporary artists. Also on offer are free camera walks and lessons with staff photographers, as well as Yosemite Special Edition Photographs, printed by Adams’s longtime photo assistant using his negatives and available for purchase in the gift shop.