After Icebergs with a Painter: An Inspiration for Bradford’s 1869 Voyage

POSTED BY JOANNE SEYMOUR In Arctic Regions, William Bradford chronicled his 1869 voyage to the Arctic along Greenland’s coast, & cites two books that initially inspired his exploration for art’s sake: Lord Dufferin’s Letters from High Places and Elisha Kent Kane’s Arctic Explorations in the years of 1853, ’54, ’55. At least one other book… Continue reading After Icebergs with a Painter: An Inspiration for Bradford’s 1869 Voyage

The City Gallery at the New Bedford Art Museum

(This post submitted by the Curator of Art at New Bedford Free Public Library, Janice Hodson.) On April 26, 2013, the same day as the NBWM opens Arctic Visions: ‘Away then Floats the Ice-Island’, the NBFPL will open The Frigid Zone: William Bradford’s Arctic Studies in the City Gallery at the New Bedford Art Museum. This exhibit will run through… Continue reading The City Gallery at the New Bedford Art Museum

“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