Midland’s Arrington Loans Ansel Adams Pieces for Tech Exhibit

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West Texas oilman David Arrington has an extensive collection of Ansel Adams prints in his downtown Midland office, photographed March 28, 2014. James Durbin/Reporter-Telegram

August 11, 2015 / Midlands Reporter-Telegram

Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis and Midland oil executive David H. Arrington spoke at a news conference Tuesday morning celebrating the opening of an exhibit of Ansel Adams photography.

Arrington, who began collecting Adams’ work after graduating from Texas Tech in 1983, lent 100 original photographs from his collection to the Museum of Texas Tech University for a special exhibit. Although his collection has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the world, he wanted his alma mater to host it, as well.

“Ansel Adams: American Master, Selections from the David H. Arrington Collection” will be on display through Jan. 16. The museum also will host a lecture by Arrington at 6:30 p.m. Friday and an event with Sarah Adams, the photographer’s granddaughter, at 7 p.m. Nov. 6…read more