Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wondrous Cold

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

Wondrous Cold, An Antarctic Journey
Photographs by Joan Myers

" exhibition of 50 spectacular color and black-and-white photographs, juxtaposes large panoramas of Antarctica’s beauty and desolation with scenes of wildlife, people, and the abandoned historic huts of early explorers. Smaller images document the scientists who conduct research at McMurdo Station -- one of several American scientific research stations built in the 1950s and still active today -- and the support staff who keep the station functioning.

Award-winning photographer Joan Myers, recipient of an Antarctic Artists and Writers Program grant from the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs, spent four months photographing scientific study and daily life at McMurdo Station working in below-freezing temperatures with wind chills as low as -60 degrees. She also made trips to the interior by plane, helicopter, and snowmobile.

Through April 3


[text and graphic from museum website. Click on image to enlarge.]

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