Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775-2012
February 11 - May 11, 2016
In its first show of 2016, the David Brower Center presents Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775-2012, a multi-media exhibition tracing the effects of frozen landscapes on artistic imaginations over two hundred years. From the records of early naturalistic voyages to contemporary scientific and stylized representations, the artworks in Vanishing Ice present the romance, fragility, force and vulnerability of frozen ice, glaciers, ice fields, and the ecologies they found and inspire. Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775-2012 consists of work selected by Dr. Barbara Matilsky, curator of art at the Whatcom Museum.
Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012 is organized by the Whatcom Museum. Major funding for the exhibition has been provided by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts with additional support from the Norcliffe Foundation, the Washington State Arts Commission, and the City of Bellingham. Learn more at the exhibition’s website.
Image credit: Grand Pinnacle Iceberg, East Greenland from the Last Iceberg by Camille Seaman, 2006, courtesy of the artist and Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica