Lindblad Expeditions Offers Polar Art Exhibit Aboard Ultimate New Polar Expedition Ship, National Geographic Endurance

Calling it “CHANGE,” Lindblad announced the first-ever, permanent ship-based polar art exhibition aboard the world’s ultimate new polar expedition ship, National Geographic Endurance.

A special preview was shot during the shipboard installation with Zaria Forman, curator of the exhibit and acclaimed artist whose dramatic large-scale pastel drawings documenting climate change are exhibited worldwide.

The artwork was created by a wide range of 50+ artists and includes drawings, paintings, video, photography, sculpture, and even soundscape by a wide range of artists dedicated to examining and expressing response to vulnerable polar geographies.

Once Zaria selected most of the artists, she decided on themes for each deck by illuminating concepts already imbued in the art. The art on each deck will tell a story of the polar regions and will give guests multiple perspectives to contemplate.

“We hung work in many unusual places on the Endurance, including a few surprises that I hope will be fun “discovery” moments for the guests. Some areas on the ship required artists to create in dimensions they rarely work in, for example very tall, skinny, vertical works, but artists were wonderfully accommodating and adaptable!,” stated Zaria Forman.

“It has allowed me to create a community for artists who all have a similar mission in mind, who are all making work about the environment, and to inspire the thousands of guests who will come onboard in a way that they would perhaps not be by just looking out the window – in a whole other dimension by seeing the art on the ship.”

National Geographic Endurance, photo credit: Oclin

Editor’s Note: For more information about Lindblad Expeditions and to book a Lindblad Expeditions cruise on the National Geographic Endurance or another ship, please see Lindblad Expeditions.


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