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Bright light: Cascadia Art Museum’s Alaska | Arts & Appetite

 

"Eskimo Yo-Yos," Danny Pierce. Oil on canvas.

John Muir saw most of the stunningly beautiful natural environments, and he described his fascination with one the following way: "Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world."

He visited decades before it became a state and was part of a growing interest in the region by Americans that went beyond gold and oil. Cascadia Art Museum’s new exhibit, “Modern Alaska: Art of the Midnight Sun,” demonstrates how the rugged beauty and mystery of Alaska enthralled Northwest artists in the 20th century and influenced their work.

The exhibit includes a variety of media, f...



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