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The INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition passionately explores a changing landscape that many will never witness with their own eyes. It offers the public the opportunity to experience the wonders of the Arctic, and understand the gravity of what we risk to lose.

 

Tour Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

Special thank you to The Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. for hosting the World Premiere of INTO THE ARCTIC

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Exploring and painting the Canadian Arctic has been challenging and awe-inspiring, bringing me face-to-face with some of our planet’s greatest natural wonders. After many years of solitary development, I am humbled to learn that others are being moved by my canvases. And that the exhibition is inspiring conversation about the North, the Inuit, the power of nature, and the importance of humanity’s role in protecting it.” – Cory Trépanier

 

Over a decade in the making, INTO THE ARCTIC is a traveling exhibition comprised of highlights from the most ambitious body of artwork ever dedicated to the Canadian Arctic. The force behind the exhibition is Cory Trépanier, recipient of the Stefansson Medal, the highest award of the Canadian chapter of  The Explorers Club, and a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Contextualizing the artist’s majestic paintings are a series of Arctic films, which cinematically convey the wonder and awe of the North.

 

INTO THE ARCTIC showcases over fifty original oil paintings plus three feature-length films documenting Trépanier’s expeditions to the furthest reaches of the Canadian Arctic, a biosphere so remote and untouched, that most of its vast landscape has never been painted before.

 

As part of Canada’s 150th Anniversary celebration, the Embassy of Canada premiered the exhibition in Washington D.C. in January, 2017.  INTO THE ARCTIC is scheduled to travel to seven museums across the U.S. in 2017 through 2019.  And efforts are now under way to extend the tour and share the exhibition more widely throughout The U.S. and abroad.

 

Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Living Explorers by Canadian Geographic Magazine, Trépanier carries on the tradition of painting first made famous by Canada’s Group of Seven, but with the environmental concern of a contemporary artist.

PAINTINGS

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THE STORY

Intro Video

FILMS

Trépanier’s award-winning Into the Arctic trilogy of films – screened alongside the collection and as theatrical museum screenings – draw audiences deep into the North through encounters with Arctic people, places, and wildlife. They also share the inspiration that went into the making of his paintings, and draw audiences closer to a land that is changing rapidly.

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Into the Arctic: An Artist’s Journey to the North

Into the Arctic 2

Into The Arctic: Awakening

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TOUR ITINERAY

WORLD PREMIERE
Jan 10 – Feb 28, 2017: The Embassy of Canada

Washington, D.C., USA

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Mar 17 – May 14, 2017: Dane G. Hansen Museum
Logan, Kansas, USA

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Jun 10 – Aug 20, 2017: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson, Arizona, USA

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Sep 17 – Dec 31, 2017: The Dennos Museum Center
Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, Michigan, USA

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Jan 26 – Mar 25, 2018: Vancouver Maritime Museum
Jan 26 – Mar 25, 2018: The Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Apr 14 – Aug 19, 2018: Neville Public Museum
Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Sep 22, 2018 – Jan 27, 2019: Museum of The Rockies
Bozeman, Montana, USA

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Feb 16, 2019 – May 12, 2019: Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
Spokane, Washington, USA

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Jun 14 – Nov 3, 2019: The Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature
Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Mar 1 – Apr 30, 2020: Oceanographic Museum of Monaco  
MONACO 

PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Jun 6 – Sept 1, 2020: Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas, USA

Sep 26, 2020 – Jan 3, 2021: North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville, North Carolina, USA

2021: HOMECOMING TO CANADA
(venue to be determined)

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EXPEDITION TOUR OFFICE

David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

 

With over three decades of experience producing and managing traveling museum exhibitions Curator/Tour Director, David J. Wagner, Ph.D., brings his experience to the Into The Arctic Exhibition Tour. Dr. Wagner’s resume includes production of exhibitions that have been displayed at noteworthy venues including National Geographic Society Explorer’s Hall (Washington, D.C.), the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Toronto), and many others.

Early in his career he collaborated with Bob McMichael to organize the first American tour of Canada’s Group of Seven; and subsequently organized an exchange exhibition of Inuit art from the Cape Dorset Eskimo Co-op on Baffin Island to the U.S.

 

CONTACT: David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director
OFFICE: 414.221.6878
EMAIL: davidjwagnerllc@yahoo.com
WEBSITE: davidjwagnerllc.com

MEMBER: American Alliance of Museums and International Council of Museums

 

EXHIBITION SPECIFICATIONS

CONTENTS: Over Fifty Oil Paintings, Title and Map Panels, Descriptive Labels,  Plus Three Films (Blu-ray)
SUPPORT: Education, Press, and Registration Materials
EDUCATION: Film Screening & Discussion by Cory Trépanier
SALES: DVDs, Posters, Book (pending publication)
AVAILABILITY: A sequel to INTO THE ARCTIC is being considered.  Interested venues should contact David J. Wagner, L.L.C.