In April 2015, the United States began its two-year term as chair of the Arctic Council. In celebration of the council’s significant role in protecting the Arctic, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., unveiled a new exhibition called “Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed.” “Primordial Landscapes” combines stunning photographs with sound and lighting effects to take visitors on a memorable journey through some of Iceland’s most breathtaking and mysterious natural landscapes. The 1,830-square-foot exhibition opened July 2 and is located in the Special Exhibitions Hall on the first floor of the museum. It will run through April 2017. The exhibition conveys that Iceland is a geologically active wonder, with diverse and magnificent landscapes. The primordial quality of Icelandic landscapes offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the

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