Richard Burleigh Kimball,”Arctic Regions” Editor

This post is submitted by Joanne Seymour, a volunteer at the Museum since February, 2012, who is currently the “tweeter” of Bradford’s and Dr. Hayes’s voices from their books. Working in the Museum’s Research Library, she has contributed to the Arctic Visions exhibit by reading and transcribing items in the Bradford scrapbooks. This is the first… Continue reading Richard Burleigh Kimball,”Arctic Regions” Editor

“Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island – An Exhibit Update”

POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES The exhibition Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island will be a “journey for art,” with a twist of science, exploration, anthropology, and commerce mixed in, much like William Bradford’s book The Arctic Regions Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition. Opening in the Wattles Family Gallery on April 26th, 2013, this exhibit,… Continue reading “Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island – An Exhibit Update”

“Chasing the Light” Voyage Creates Foundation for Exhibitions

POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES “Whenever we cross the Arctic we take on a few avian hitchhikers.” These words spoken by Karen Miles, wife of Rick Miles, co-owners and Captains of the Wanderbird expedition-cruise ship.  She displayed her photograph taken early that morning of a gyrfalcon devouring its prey while perched on the rail of the… Continue reading “Chasing the Light” Voyage Creates Foundation for Exhibitions

Following William Bradford to the Frozen North

POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES Counting the hours until launch. In a couple days I’ll be  one of a small group heading to  Greenland as we retrace William Bradford’s final Arctic voyage one hundred and forty-three years later. The New Bedford Whaling Museum, in April of 2013, will be republishing a modern edition of Bradford’s Arctic… Continue reading Following William Bradford to the Frozen North

About “Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island”

POSTED BY MICHAEL LAPIDES The exhibit title Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island is drawn from the text of a core artifact in this exhibit, William Bradford’s elephant folio entitled The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition. Published in London in 1873, principally sponsored by Queen Victoria, an estimated 300 volumes were printed. Three… Continue reading About “Arctic Visions: Away then Floats the Ice-Island”