Resources for the Polar Artists
NSF's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program for many years has sent some of the best photographers and literary artists to The Ice. Former program officer Guy Guthridge and now Kim Silverman have done an excellent job of generating images and poems and books that capture the human side of the continent, as well as stunning visuals. Some exist as books, some in traveling exhibits, some - like films by Werner Herzog (with sound design by our very own Doug Quin) - will be seen on screen and TV soon. There is equally impressive artwork from the Native peoples of the North, images and sculptures of animals and birds, shaped by an intimate knowledge of biology and environment. We hope some of our material will motivate you to visit museums such as the new Museum of the North if you're in Fairbanks, AK, or your local natural history museum, many of which will have artifacts that you'll appreciate with new eyes after seeing the places where the "art" was made.
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