Signatures in the Bradford Scrapbooks

POSTED BY RUSSELL POTTER Russell A. Potter has been fascinated with the Arctic regions for many years, and has written and lectured extensively on many different aspects of its history. His book Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875, is required reading for anyone interested in our Arctic Visions exhibit. In addition to contributing… Continue reading Signatures in the Bradford Scrapbooks

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

“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”

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