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The Long View: From Conservations to Sustainability
September 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
June 10th – November 5th || 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. || The Morris
This exhibition – a survey of the history of the environmental movement and the impact made by it’s photographers, painters, printmakers, sculptors, and multimedia artists on our awareness of the relationship of man with nature – captures the evolution of a global worldview from the early days of the nineteenth century’s industrial revolution to out own times, when environmental change affects every aspect of daily life.
The Long View shares a sense of how environmental awareness developed through 88 works of art that are categorized in four, broad thematic sections – The Beginnings of Conservation, Push and Pull, The Emergence of Conservation Activism, and Working Towards a Sustainable Vision. It features iconic pieces by many world-renowned artists of the past two hundred years, including naturalist/ornithologist John James Audubon, Regionalist painter and printmaker Thomas Hart Benton, photographer Ansel Adams, and master-of-all-mediums Robert Rauschenberg whose influence on contemporary art was pervasive-this to just just a few of the many important artists included in the exhibition.