Eighty Years of Arctic Photography from the pages of Canadian Geographic
April 1, 2013 – August 30, 2013
The Embassy of Canada is pleased to present a new art gallery exhibit, The Accessible Arctic: Eighty Years of Arctic Photography from the pages of Canadian Geographic.
Founded in 1929, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2009. The Society's magazine, Canadian Geographic, has featured stories on the Arctic since its first volume in 1930. This abiding interest has brought readers fascinating accounts of a region that remains, for most, distant and remote.
The Canadian Museum of Nature also has a long-standing interest in the Arctic. From the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913, which identified more than 100 new species, to exciting fossil discoveries in 2008, the Canadian Museum of Nature has played a lead role in northern research.
All of the photos in this exhibition appeared in issues of Canadian Geographic (CG ). The exhibition was assembled and curated by the Canadian Museum of Nature. Together, the two organizations have formed a dynamic partnership to showcase Canada's amazing natural history.
The art gallery of the Embassy of Canada is open to the public, free of charge, Mondays thru Fridays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.