The powerful and provocative exhibition Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775–2012 is on display at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection until April 26, 2015. Since debuting in 2013 at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington, the exhibition has garnered attention for its unique interweaving of art, history, and science. Showcasing the beauty and fragility of Earth’s frozen frontiers through the eyes of artists, writers, and naturalists over a period of more than 200 years, the exhibition offers a unique take on the timely subject of climate change.
Vanishing Ice features eighty works including drawings, prints, paintings, photographs, videos, and installations by artists from twelve countries. Among these historical and contemporary artists are: Ansel Adams, Lita Albuquerque, James Balog, David Buckland, Gustave Doré, Lawren Harris, Isaac Julien, Kahn & Selesnick, Rockwell Kent, Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky), Alexis Rockman, Camille Seaman, and Spencer Tunick.
Vanishing Ice is complemented by Northern Narratives, a second special exhibition, running from February 14 to May 17, 2015, based on the McMichael’s permanent collection of works related to the Arctic. Paintings and drawings by members of the Group of Seven, including Lawren Harris, famed for his depiction of icebergs and glaciers, will be displayed alongside works by Inuit artists, such as Tim Pitsiulak, Pudlo Pudlat, and Pitaloosie Saila.
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