Please note: Wander Woods and the East Garden will be closed through March 8. Spring in the Garden opens March 9!
As the Academy's first Affiliated Artist, Michael Bartalos presents the series of work he's creating using recycled materials from polar research facilities in Antarctica to inspire sustainability worldwide.
November 30, 2014
Columba is an inconspicuous constellation located in the southern sky. It was introduced by...
October 30, 2014
My newest sketchbook page is the fifth in a series of proposed Antarctic flag designs. This one depicts ...
September 15, 2014
Four of the fifty signatory nations to the Antarctic Treaty fly a flag of the Nordic Cross. They are Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The flags all share a similar design, but they have...
August 31, 2014
Antarctica’s future is difficult to ascertain. Will it remain relatively undisturbed or will it see increased settlement and population?
July 31, 2014
The presence of the U.S. Armed Forces is a conspicuous feature of America’s major research bases in Antarctica. This may appear odd in a peaceful continent whose internationally-agreed upon treaties...
June 25, 2014
Antarctica is Earth's only continent without a native human population. Nevertheless it now has as anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people residing in research stations throughout the year across the...
May 31, 2014
LV Sketchbook Page 009 takes France’s Dumont d'Urville research station for its subject. The base was established in 1956 and named after 19th-century explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville.
April 27, 2014
My newest sketchbook page pictures Sagittarius, the largest constellation in the Southern Hemisphere. It has many bright stars and the most stars with known planets — 16 at present count.
March 24, 2014
Antarctic Item 041 is a 2.5-inch discarded rivet that I found at McMurdo Station. Although it lacks the bend of my previously posted wire pieces, I'll make the case that this too resembles a line...