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Exhibit of glacial proportions opens at Whatcom Museum

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Exhibit of glacial proportions opens at Whatcom Museum

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A “cool” new exhibit is showing at the Whatcom Museum.

“Vanishing Ice” explores the rich artistic legacy of the planet’s frozen frontiers threatened by climate change.

Curator Barbara Matilsky says it traces the impact that glaciers and icebergs have had on artists’ imaginations over the last two centuries.

Play Barbara Matilsky on “Vanishing Ice”

The exhibit includes 90 works of art from around the world, including a 10-foot cube of melting ice featured in the courtyard of the museum’s Lightcatcher building.

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“Vanishing Ice” was organized by the Whatcom Museum.

The exhibit opened Sunday and will travel to other cities when it concludes in Bellingham on March 2.