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Frozen in Time: Images of Antarctica

See the frigid continent of Antarctica in a new light through the mesmerizing work of award-winning photographer Diane Tuft.

Diane Tuft Tyndall Figures

General Info

- Free with paid museum admission
Free for Members

In 2012, Tuft traveled to Antarctica on a National Science Foundation grant, enduring harsh winds and plunging temperatures to tell a richer story of Antarctica’s stark beauty. Capturing the landscape in abstract ways, her 13 large-scale photographs illustrate a whole new perspective on Antarctica. From cracks in glaciers to atmospheric gases trapped within the frozen bubbles of icy lakes, these images illuminate our planet’s long history of climate change.

You won’t want to miss this rare look into the frozen continent.

diane tuft frozen in time snow folds

© Diane Tuft

Snow Folds, Scott Base Pressure Ridges

Diane Tuft Within the Ice, Lake Vanda

© Diane Tuft

Within the Ice, Lake Vanda

diane tuft frozen in time permafrost drift

© Diane Tuft

Permafrost Drift, Victoria Valley

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Snow Folds, Scott Base Pressure Ridges

© Diane Tuft

Within the Ice, Lake Vanda

© Diane Tuft

Permafrost Drift, Victoria Valley

© Diane Tuft

ALONG THE WAY, YOU'LL:

  • Stand in the deep blue reflections of a wall of ice
  • See natural history in a new way: through the eyes of an artist
  • Immerse yourself in the frozen world of Antartica