VANISHING ICE: ALPINE AND POLAR LANDSCAPES IN ART 1775-2012

Rockwell Kent American, 1882-1971\ Resurrection Bay, Alaska, c. 1939 Oil on fabric on board

Rockwell Kent
American, 1882-1971\
Resurrection Bay, Alaska, c. 1939
Oil on fabric on board

The Whatcom Museum’s Vanishing Ice exhibition, curated by Whatcom Museum Curator of Art, Barbara Matilsky, introduces the rich artistic legacy of the planet’s frozen frontiers now threatened by climate change, a phenomena understood by the public primarily through news of devastating climactic events. The exhibition offers another perspective by providing visitors an opportunity to experience the majesty of sublime landscapes that have inspired artists, writers, and naturalists for more than two hundred years. Comprised of 70 works of art, Vanishing Ice has traveled throughout the US and Canada.

Whatcom Museum
Bellingham, Washington
November 3, 2013 – March 16, 2014

The El Paso Museum of Art
El Paso,  Texas
June 1, 2014 – August 24, 2014

Glenbow Museum
Calgary, Alberta
September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada
January 31 – April 26, 2015

David Brower Center
Berkeley, California
February 11 – May 11, 2016

Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
January 27 – May 13, 2018

For more information about this exhibition, please call 360.778.8966 or email the Curator of Art.