Olaf Otto Becker


Vanishing Ice

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Jan. 26-May 13
Time Varies
Free admission; RSVP is requested for the opening party.
Art, Museums

Heartbreaking and necessary, this exhibition organized by the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington, celebrates the global environmental significance of ice as well as the aesthetic values inherent in ice’s richly variegated beauty. The show’s 47 works, created between 1860 and 2017, are grouped into three geographical regions: Alpine, Arctic, and Antarctic. Glaciers, icebergs, and frozen landscapes are shown in ways that stress the effects of climate change. Also on view outside is an installation of stacked ice, by Jyoti Duwadi, that will slowly melt over the course of the exhibition. Inside, a sound installation by Kelsey Bosch captures the booms of calving icebergs, the tinkle of rustling ice shards, and clashes of pancake ice. RSVP for preview party here.