Introducing Vanishing Ice

Vanishing Ice offers an interdisciplinary perspective into the  cultural legacy of the planet’s alpine and polar landscapes.


This website will present the work of artists who contribute to the rich cultural tradition of the planet’s threatened frozen frontiers. Tracing the impact of glaciers, icebergs, and fields of ice on artists’ imaginations, this website will explore the connections between art, science and the history of exploration.

In the past, artists introduced the public to the geography of ice and the concept of ice ages as evidence of Earth’s ancient origins. Now, artists present the fragility of ice that is rapidly disappearing in our warming world of climate change. Using different styles, media, and approaches to interpreting icy landscapes, they interpret the sublime beauty of these once remote regions.


Banner image: Banner image: A large iceberg in Antarctica. Photo by Jay Ruzesky.