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Elverhoj Museum holds new photography exhibit, Greenland: Land of the Midnight Sun

By Caleb Wiseblood

The Elverhoj Museum of History and Art will host an opening reception for a new photography exhibition, Greenland—Land of the Midnight Sun, on Saturday, May 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. Admission to the reception will be free. 


Guests of the exhibit can expect to view a collection of photos that capture Greenland’s “vast Arctic terrain, people, and culture,” according to press materials from the museum. Featured photographers in the showcase include Albert Dros, Jason C. Hill, Magnus Elander, Mads Pihl, and others.

“Due to its location and climate, Greenland is the least populated place in the world. The majority of the population is Inuit or mixed Danish and Inuit. The resulting culture is historically diverse and beautifully connected to the land,” the Elverhoj Museum’s executive director, Esther Jacobsen Bates, said in a statement.

Bates also curated the new exhibit, which will include information on Greenland’s ice sheet and the Ilulissat Glacier, located on Greenland’s west coast, and details on how each of these areas are often included in conversations about the global climate system.

“Greenland is majestic—and so important. What happens in Greenland affects people everywhere,” Bates said in the statement.

The exhibit is described as a collaboration between the Elverhoj Museum and the Environmental Alliance of Santa Barbara County Museums, which includes 14 institutions that each aim to explore the impacts of climate change through art, history, science, or nature.

For more info on the exhibit, call (805) 686-1211 or visit The show is scheduled to remain on display through Sunday, Sept. 18. The museum is located at 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang.

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