Reclaiming Nature: Art and Sustainability

  • Jan 9, 2016 – Apr 17, 2016
  • The Leah Louise B. Tannenbaum Gallery
Henry Schnakenberg, "Edgewater, NJ", 1938, oil on canvas, 22 x 32 in.
Museum purchase with funds from the Laura Weill Cone Acquisition
Endowment, 2014.

The word “sustainability” refers to how biological systems endure over time by remaining diverse and productive. One of the largest impacts on ecosystems is the destruction of natural resources—be they atmospheric (air pollution/global warming), water related (waste water/conservation), or land specific (carbon footprint/deforestation). This exhibition illustrates several of these concerns through images that address industrialization, deforestation, and vandalism, as well as nature’s diversity, fragility and ephemeral beauty.

The exhibition is organized by Elaine D. Gustafson, Curator of Collections.

Related programs

Film: Living Downstream • Thu Jan 21 @ 6:30pm

Film: Overburden • Thu Feb 25 @ 6:30pm

Drawing from Nature • Sat Apr 16 @ 1pm

 

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