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New Bedford Whaling Museum presents Arctic Visions exhibition

New Bedford Whaling Museum presents Arctic Visions an exhibition exploreing the intersections between art, science and exploration through the work of Fairhaven artist William Bradford (1823-1892). Highlights of the exhibit include an unparalleled collection of Bradford’s Arctic paintings and photographs taken during his 1869 expedition to Greenland, which he later incorporated into a massive leather-bound elephant folio, entitled “The Arctic Regions – Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition.” The exhibit’s title, “Away then Floats the Ice-Island” is drawn from the text of this core artifact in the exhibit, which was published in London in 1873 and principally sponsored by Queen Victoria. The extremely rare volume is being republished by David R. Godine, Inc. in association with the New Bedford Whaling Museum and released in conjunction with the exhibit opening in the Wattles Family Gallery.