Part of of “A Walk Over the Canada Glacier” from Walking in Antarctica when it premiered in 2017 at Goucher College, Baltimore.
The four photos shown above and one below are among the 33 photos and 4 sculptures now on view as the first stop of a five-year tour of Helen Glazer: Walking in Antarctica at the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum in Houston, Texas, through October 15, 2022. Visit the gallery during regular hours, by appointment, or during one of the public events — schedule below. Children are welcome — in fact the surrounding school district has scheduled field trips and educational activities for all its second graders.
The interdisciplinary exhibition includes photography, sculpture made from 3D scans of ice and rock formations, and an audio tour taking the visitor on a series of “walks” through the Antarctic landscape, narrated by yours truly. It premiered at Goucher College in 2017-18 and is available for rental through 2027 from ExhibitsUSA, the touring exhibition service of the Mid-America Arts Alliance. One of my goals for this project has always been to inspire interest in Antarctica from a general audience and replace the “cold, flat and white” image most people have with a richer picture, so it is exciting to finally see it hit the road!
Visitor information: Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment: call 713-251-1987 or email email@example.com. The museum is located at 901 Yorkchester, west of downtown Houston and near I-10. Admission $5 per person or free with an AYAM Membership card. Website | Facebook
Saturday, August 27: Exhibition and Art Activity, 10 a.m. to Noon
Monday, August 29: Educator Night, 2 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 24: Exhibition and Art Activity, 10 a.m. to Noon
Saturday, October 15: Open House, 10 a.m. to Noon
Pressure Ridge Beneath the Double Curtain Glacier, displayed at the Goucher College premiere of Walking in Antarctica in 2017.