Popular ice exhibit gets extra viewing days

Published on Wed, Feb 26, 2014
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The Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art exhibit at Whatcom Museum has been extended until Sunday, March 16. 

Vanishing Ice explores the planet’s frozen frontiers now threatened by climate change. The exhibition offers another perspective by providing visitors an opportunity to experience the landscapes that have inspired artists, writers and naturalists for more than 200 years.

Interweaving science, history and art, and highlighting their historical interrelationships, the exhibition encourages audiences to value the preservation of alpine and polar environments for the wellbeing of both nature and culture. Through this exhibition, visitors will begin to appreciate how strongly embedded these regions are in our collective consciousness. 

Comprised of 70 works of art, Vanishing Ice unfolds thematically and chronologically, tracing the visual impact of glaciers, icebergs and fields of ice on artists’ imaginations.

International in scope, the exhibition features artists from Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Russia, Switzerland and the United States. It examines the connections among generations of artists as they sought to understand and interpret the color, light and structure of ice. Through their magical landscapes, visitors will vicariously experience the blue-green hues and extraordinary shapes of another world.

The exhibit is located at the Whatcom Museum at 250 Flora Street, Bellingham. For more information about the exhibit, visit whatcommuseum.org.