The G2 Gallery in Venice will hold a weekly screening series of Ken Burns’ six-part documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, beginning Thursday, Feb. 9 through March 15.

The series will kick off with Part 1, “The Scripture of Nature” (1851-1890). The screenings will take place at 2 p.m. every Thursday through March 15 at G2, 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice.

The documentary screenings are presented in conjunction with an exhibition of photographer Ansel Adams’ images of national parks.

The film is intended to provide a deeper understanding from a historical perspective of the people and places that shaped America’s national parks, a gallery spokesperson said. National parks are the main subjects of the G2 Gallery’s first two exhibits of 2012: Clyde Butcher’s Visions of America and Ansel Adams: Open to the Public.

“Watching Ken Burns’ National Parks: America’s Best Idea is an engrossing way to learn about adventures, poetry, and political drama surrounding these truly wild and inspiring places,” says G2 Gallery Director and Curator Jolene Hanson. Hanson says she is most looking forward to Part 5, which touches on Adams’ relationship to the national parks.

The screening schedule includes: Feb. 9: Part 1 “The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890);” Feb. 16: Part 2 “The Last Refuge (1890-1915);” Feb. 23: Part 3 “The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919);” March 1: Part 4 “Going Home 1920-1933);” March 8: Part 5 “Great Nature (1933-1945);” and March 15: Part 6 “The Morning of Creation (1946-1980.”

Admission is $5 and all proceeds will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund and the Sierra Club.

Information, (310) 452-2842, or www.theg2gallery.com.

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