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New Art Exhibit Offers Window to the ‘Persona of Ice’

Caleb Cain Marcus: A Portrait of Ice, a photography exhibition now on view at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C., offers viewers the chance to experience the awe and beauty of the world’s glaciers.
 
The public is welcome to see the exhibition free of charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. Photo ID is required. The exhibition will be on display from February 3-July 7, 2014.
 
Caleb Cain Marcus is a New York-based photographer, born in Colorado's Rocky Mountains. He spent two years on a journey to Patagonia, Iceland, Norway, New Zealand and Alaska photographing glaciers. He often used a vertical frame to reflect a relationship with the land that is akin to an intimate portrait. Containing only two elements, ice and sky, the horizon that typically grounds a landscape vanishes. Freed from the horizon, a sense of scale is lost, altering one's experience of a landscape. It is in this unfamiliar territory that Cain Marcus hopes viewers can fully experiences the persona of ice.
 
The exhibition is part of the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences, which offers free world-class exhibitions and cultural events for the public.