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CU BOULDER ART MUSEUM - Documenting Change - Gallery Talk


Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present, Future)

February 7 - July 20, 2019
Opens February 7, 5-7pm

Symposium: Friday, February 8, Register HERE
Gallery Talk, February 13, 12pm, Register HERE

Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present, Future) considers how our observation of natural worlds is influenced by measures of time and representations of form. From the tectonic to the technological, from the single-celled to the systemic, environments exist in a state of flux that can be studied and interpreted by a scientist or an artist.
This exhibition brings together diverse ranges of materials and observers, spanning historical and contemporary eras. Finely detailed Renaissance botanical publications, sweeping Romantic era landscape painting, late 19th and early 20th-century scientific photo-documentation of glaciers and contemporary works that visualize complex datasets are composed from soot, silver, wool, wood, ink, pixels, and more.

This exhibition is co-curated by Erin Espelie and Hope Saska.
 FlexSpace: Documenting Change, on view February 7 — April 13, is coordinated by Jessica Brunecky and Traci McDonald.

CU Art Museum and the Nature, Environment, Science, Technology (NEST) Studio for the Arts will host a cross-disciplinary symposium: Anthropocene Resonance: Interdisciplinary Approaches. The symposium will feature a keynote by William L. Fox, Director of the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art. The sessions will engage scholarly and creative approaches to both making climate change tangible and analyzing ways in which climate change is made tangible through media, mapping, data visualization, science communication, art installation, sonification or other methods.

University of Colorado at Boulder Art Museum
Visual Arts Complex

1085 18th St.
Boulder, CO 80309