Friday, November 7, 2008

Polar Landscapes at PEM

The Peabody Essex Museum opens a new exhibit this weekend!

To the Ends of the Earth, Painting the Polar Landscape


Capturing the high drama and stark beauty of historic polar expeditions, To the Ends of the Earth, Painting the Polar Landscape presents more than 50 works by prominent artist-explorers, from monumental romantic canvases to early modernist works in pastel — all rarely shown in a single exhibition. The exhibition offers a range of artistic responses to the unique landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic — from the documentary to the sublime and existential, by renowned painters such as Frederic Edwin Church, Rockwell Kent and Lawren Harris.
If Polar Landscapes aren't your thing, click on the PEM logo for a complete list of their current exhibits. The museum is a perfect retreat from a rainy day.

Image credit: May, North Greenland, 1935-37, Rockwell Kent, oil on canvas, 44 x 55 inches, Collection of Deborah and Ed Shein, by permission of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Plattsburgh College Foundation, Rockwell Kent Collection, bequest of Sally Kent Gorton.

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