Posted on April 30, 2022
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Polar Bear with Cub on Ice Floe. (Magnus Elander, Go to Greenland)
Elverhøj Museum of Historical past & Artwork will debut its latest exhibition, Greenland – Land of the Midnight Solar, Might 7-Sept. 18. The opening reception shall be 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Might 14 from 4 to six p.m. at 1624 Elverhoy Manner, Solvang. Admission to the exhibit is free.
On show within the museum artwork gallery are pictures of Greenland’s huge Arctic terrain, its individuals and tradition. Situated in North America close to Canada, Greenland is the world’s largest island. Opposite to its identify, it’s not very inexperienced and is roofed in ice.
Fixed daylight bathes the island nation for days, weeks or months on finish from Might by July. The smooth, heat rays from the low-lying solar forged a surreal palette of pink, purple, yellow and crimson on icebergs and hilltops. Identified for its glaciers and ice, Greenland additionally has layers of tradition and historical past that date again 4,500 years.
“Because of its location and local weather, Greenland is the least populated place on this planet,” mentioned Esther Jacobsen Bates, government director and exhibit curator. “Nearly all of the inhabitants is Inuit or blended Danish and Inuit. The ensuing tradition is traditionally numerous and superbly related to the land.”
Whereas interacting with the exhibition, viewers will study extra in regards to the huge Greenland ice sheet, which is as much as two miles thick and covers greater than 80 % of the island. The ice sheet and Ilulissat Glacier on Greenland’s west coast — the quickest shifting glacier on this planet — are sometimes included in conversations in regards to the international local weather system.
“Greenland is majestic, and so essential,” mentioned Bates. “What occurs in Greenland impacts individuals in all places.”
Greenland – Land of the Midnight Solar was created in collaboration with the Environmental Alliance of Santa Barbara County Museums. Fashioned in 2020, the alliance is a collective of 14 establishments with one shared function: to discover the impacts of local weather change by artwork, historical past, science or nature.
The Elverhøj Museum of Historical past & Artwork is Solvang and is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday by Sunday. There is no such thing as a cost for admission; urged donation is $5. For extra, cellphone the museum at 805-686-1211 or go to elverhoj.org.