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Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Glacier in Alaska
Glacier in Alaska
This chilly piece allows Ellenshaw to show off his mastery of color with its limited palette. An estimated 100,000 glaciers cover five percent of Alaska's surface, from which large chunks of ice regularly shear off, a process known as calving icebergs. Some of the most spectacular glaciers, much like this one, are in the Harding Icefield located in Kenai Fjords National Park, which covers 300 square miles. In constant motion, glaciers can move several feet a day, suddenly surge 300 feet, or, as unfortunately many of them are doing now, shrink due to increased melting.