Artist Documents Beauty – and Depletion – of Polar Landscapes at Zimmerli Art …

New Brunswick, NJ – A new exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University brings 19th-century American landscape traditions into the 21st century with a blast of arctic air. “Diane Burko: Glacial Perspectives,” on view September 4, 2013, through July 31, 2014, not only captures the beauty of ice, it also addresses the fragility of these remote vistas and the concern that their disappearance will have drastic effects for us all. The exhibition transports museum visitors to the very ends of the earth, documenting changes in glacial movement and depleted snow levels that have occurred within the past century. “Few people will ever have the opportunity to visit these distant regions, yet their existence is crucial to life as we know it on this planet,” explains Suzanne Delehanty, the Zimmerli’s director. In addition, support from an endowment fund established by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation allows the Zimmerli to

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