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.
November 3, 2013 – March 16, 2014
The El Paso Museum of Art
El Paso, Texas
June 1, 2014 – August 24, 2014
September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015
McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada
January 31 – April 26, 2015
David Brower Center
February 11 – May 11, 2016
Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota
January 27 – May 13, 2018
For more information about this exhibition, please call 360.778.8966 or email the Curator of Art.
Lesley Dill is one of the most prominent American artists working at the intersection of language and fine art. Her elegant sculptures, art installations, mixed-media photographs, and evocative performances draw from both her travels abroad and profound interests in spirituality and the world’s faith traditions. Exploring the power of words to cloak and reveal the psyche, New York-based Dill invests new meaning in the human form. Intellectually and aesthetical engaging, the core of her work emerges from an essential, visionary awareness of the world. Her multi-faceted work appeals to a wide range of interests. This exhibition, curated by Whatcom Museum Curator of Art, Barbara Matilsky, has traveled to a couple of select museums in the US.
October 23, 2011 – March 4, 2012
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon
September 28 – December 9, 2012
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
Charleston, South Carolina
January 25 – March 8, 2013