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INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition Tour at Hansen Museum

Over a decade in the making, Cory Trépanier’s INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition Tour presents the most ambitious body of artwork ever created from the Canadian Arctic. Adding to his majestic paintings are a series of Arctic films, which cinematically convey the wonder, awe, and challenges of his northern painting expeditions.

The INTO THE ARCTIC Exhibition Tour showcases an unprecedented collection of over 60 Arctic oil paintings and 3 films from Trepanier’s 4 Arctic expeditions to the furthest reaches of the Canadian North, a wilderness so remote and untouched, that many of its landscapes have never been documented before.

From these journeys, he has also produced two feature films, Into The Arctic, and Canadian Screen Award Nominated Into The Arctic II, with the final film in the trilogy set to be released summer of 2017.

The tour premiered on January 10, 2017 at the Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C. The Dane G. Hansen Museum, Logan, KS is the first stop on its two year, six-museum journey across the U.S.A designed to passionately engage audiences through the beauty of the Canadian Arctic, and instill concern for careful stewardship of one of the most fragile regions of our planet.

Highlighting the collection is Trépanier’s 15 feet wide “Great Glacier,” quite possibly the largest Arctic landscape painting in Canada’s history. About his work, the artist has said,

Exploring and painting the Arctic intimately – by hiking, canoeing, camping, traveling with the Inuit – all this prepares me to experience nature’s wonder on a visceral and emotional level. Through this approach, I experience firsthand the awe and overwhelming sense of humility that is brought on from the realization of how tiny I am in these expansive landscapes.”

Cory Trépanier is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Living Explorers by Canadian Geographic magazine in 2015. He is also a member of the Explorers Club of Canada and was recently honored with its highest award, the 2015 Stefansson Medal.

Museum Hours are M-F 9-12 & 1-4; Sat. 9-12 & 1-5; Sun. & Holidays 1-5. Museum closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. We are handicapped accessible and there is never an admission fee. For more information about this and other exhibits, contact us at 785-689-4846.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Shari Buss, Dane G. Hansen Museum Director, at [email protected] or 785-689-4846

The INTO THE ARCTIC Tour is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C. The complete exhibition schedule is as follows: premiere, The Embassy of Canada Washington, D.C.; tour in chronological order, Dane G. Hansen Museum, Logan, Kansas; Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson; The Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City; The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring (Houston), Texas; Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Museum of The Rockies, Bozeman, Montana, with others to follow.

For tour updates, visit or contact:

David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director

David J. Wagner, L.L.C., INTO THE ARCTIC Tour Office

Office: (414) 221-6878

Email: [email protected]


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