Ansel Adams Gallery
Few know about it, but original Ansel Adams photographic prints are shown at Yosemite Valley's Ansel Adams Gallery. The curator-led...
Yosemite Art Center
In late spring, summer and fall, this center holds daily art classes that feature a different artist and medium (watercolor, pastel,...
Behind the Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, this theater screens two films: Ken Burns’ Yosemite: A Gathering of Spirit, a celebration of...
Beside Degnan’s Deli, this café serves espresso drinks, smoothies and pastries, which you can guzzle down over a newspaper purchased at...
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Yosemite Museum information
This museum (often closed noon to 1pm) has Miwok and Paiute artifacts, including woven baskets, beaded buckskin dresses and dance capes made from feathers, and Native American cultural demonstrators engage visitors with traditional basket weaving, tool-making and crafts. There’s also an art gallery with paintings and photographs from the museum’s permanent collection.
Behind the museum, a self-guided interpretive trail winds past the reconstructed 1870s Indian Village of Ahwahnee with pounding stones, an acorn granary, a ceremonial roundhouse and a conical bark house.