Chazen Museum of Art


Iceland’s Vanishing Beauty: Photography by Michael Kienitz

September 14 to February 3 | Leslie and Johanna Garfield Galleries

Iceland’s Vanishing Beauty: Photography by Michael Kienitz

September 14, 2018 through February 3, 2019

Madison photographer Michael Kienitz created these images during five years of work in the region of Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland. A visually stunning area of extremely varied features, the park encompasses—and is named for—Europe's largest glacier. Kienitz calls upon his deep photographic experience to capture this incredible but disappearing landscape of active volcanoes, ice caves, beaches, canyons, waterfalls, wetlands, black sands, and mountains, all created by the combined forces of rivers, glacial ice, and volcanic and geothermal activity.

This exhibition was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Preview Reception and Lecture
September 13, 2018
5:30–6:30 p.m. Lecture with Michael Kienitz
6:30–8 p.m. Opening reception: refreshments, cash bar, music from Tony Castaneda Latin Jazz Band.

Tours with the Artist
Tours of Iceland’s Vanishing Beauty led by the photographer, Michael Kienitz, have been very popular. In order to ensure a good experience for everyone, and in consideration of the gallery size, tours are limited to 25. We will distribute 25 free tickets for the tour 30 minutes prior to the tour, on a first-come, first-served basis.
December 20, 12:30 p.m.
January 3, 12:30 p.m.
January 6, 2 p.m.
January, 17, 12:30 p.m.
January 20, 2 p.m.
January 31, 12:30 p.m.

IMAGE ABOVE: Michael Kienitz, Old Crystal Cave, Svinafellsjokull, South East Iceland, Dec. 2017, photograph on aluminium, courtesy of the artist.

PREVIEW IMAGE: Michael Kienitz, Blue Glacial Canyon, South East, Iceland, Jan. 2017, photograph on aluminium, courtesy of the artist.

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