When: Jan. 23-May 30 2016
In her debut exhibition as a leading curator, Shelburne Museum’s Carolyn Bauer takes her cues from visual studies, deliberately employing a broad approach towards creative renderings of winter. Bauer chooses to hone in specifically on snow and ice, and divides the 30-plus works into three thematic categories: aesthetics, physicality and associations. Visitors can expect an impressive range of works, from Monet’s hazy “Wheatstacks” to the specimen-like negatives of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley to an 8-bit videogame called “January” in which players can compose their own music by catching virtual snowflakes on an avatar’s tongue. This is requisite viewing for winter lovers, as well as those looking for a new lease on a challenging season.