CORY TREPANIER - Oceanographic Museum
1st of march to 30th of april

From 1 MARCH 2020, TRAVEL...

From March 1st to April 30th, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco hosts AU COEUR DE L’ARCTIQUE, an exhibition by Canadian artist Cory Trépanier presented with the support of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. This tour is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

Armed with perseverance and passion, he has painted over 100 oil paintings and made three documentaries during his expeditions.

Carried by art and a strong vision to some of the wildest and most changing places on the planet, the artist urges us to be aware: “Now is the time to hear this critical message. May this collection encourage you to consciously consider today’s decisions in light of an uncertain tomorrow. “

We have no choice: we must protect Arctic ice, enable it to continue to act as an essential temperature regulator for the planet, avoid the catastrophic rise in sea levels that would result from the ice melt, and stop the disappearance of permafrost releasing irreversible quantities of greenhouse gases back into the atmosphere. It is a duty to ourselves and to all of humanity - to our children, of course, but also all those who are already suffering the dramatic effects of these developments.

This exhibition highlights the beauty, remoteness and fragility of a changing Canadian North. HEART OF THE ARCTIC will be on view until April 30, 2020.


Over the last decade, Cory travelled 60,000 km to capture the spectacular landscape of the Canadian Arctic through paint and film. Through perseverance and dedication to his vision, Cory has created over 100 oil paintings and three documentary films during the course of his Arctic expeditions. 

INTO THE ARCTIC premiered at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C. in January 2017. The exhibition subsequently toured to six venues in the U.S. and three in Canada. After its European premiere in Monaco it is scheduled for display in Houston, Texas with additional venues to follow in North America.

During his explorations in the far north of Canada, Cory Trépanier had no idea that he would receive, in 2018 and in front of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, an invitation to present the first public screening of the film he was making, “Journey to the Heart of the Arctic: The Awakening”.

“Exploring and painting the Canadian Arctic has been challenging and awe-inspiring, bringing me face-to-face with some of the planet’s greatest natural wonders. After many years of solitary development, I am humbled to learn that others are being moved by my canvases. And that the exhibition is inspiring conversation about the North, the Inuit, the power of nature, and the importance of humanity’s role in protecting it,” Cory Trépanier.

Time for action!

in the heart of the arctic

About Cory Trépanier

Every Arctic expedition is not without its challenges: trekking to Ellesmere Island with a backpack weighing more than 54 kilos; painting at the edge of one of the highest waterfalls above the Arctic Circle while enduring hordes of mosquitoes; being surrounded by Arctic wolves; or being stranded on fields of snow.

Each trip offers stunning scenery and adrenaline… a lot of adrenaline.

Through painting and film, Cory preserves one of the most fragile and spectacular regions of our planet, sharing the wonders of the North and its people with others far away. To learn more, purchase paintings, videos, prints or Cory’s forthcoming large format book, visit

The career of Prince Albert I, a pioneer of modern oceanography and scientific exploration of the Arctic, has parallels with that of the artist. H.S.H. Prince Albert II’s great-great-grandfather has long embodied the passion for ocean exploration, even in the Arctic. H.S.H. Prince Albert II himself visited the Arctic, and even a community in Eastern Arctic Canada where C. Trépanier painted.
He is the only head of state to date to have visited both poles.


The exhibition passionately explores a changing landscape that many will never see with their own eyes. This exhibition offers the public an opportunity to discover the wonders of the Arctic and to understand the magnitude of what we stand to lose. The tour is presented in part by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society/Canadian Geographic. This is one of Canada’s oldest and largest non-profit educational organizations, dedicated to promoting and increasing public awareness of Canadian geography and heritage. The tour is also presented by HATCH, a professional engineering and technology consulting service for the mining, energy, digital, investment and infrastructure industries for over 65 years.

The tour is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

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