Earth Day@50 – Arts Initiative

Join us in celebrating the Year of the Environment by participating in the Earth Day@50 – Arts Initiative. This initiative is part of a year-long celebration honoring the past fifty years of environmental stewardship and the power of artistic expression in connecting people, transforming perspectives, and igniting action.

Our calendar is your guide to environmental art events on campus and in the greater community. We encourage you to browse the listings or submit an event.

The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies is serving as host for this calendar.

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January 2020

FLOE — a multimedia performance about climate change

January 22 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until January 24, 2020

Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
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$35

MADness, delusion, OIL extraction, the vanishing of Arctic ICE, and rising SEA levels. "Floe" is a new dance theater work by The Seldoms that embodies the fragmentation of our global conversation on climate change as…

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FLOE — a multimedia performance about climate change

January 23 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until January 24, 2020

Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
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$35

MADness, delusion, OIL extraction, the vanishing of Arctic ICE, and rising SEA levels. "Floe" is a new dance theater work by The Seldoms that embodies the fragmentation of our global conversation on climate change as…

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FLOE — a multimedia performance about climate change

January 24 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until January 24, 2020

Wisconsin Union Theater, 800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
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$35

MADness, delusion, OIL extraction, the vanishing of Arctic ICE, and rising SEA levels. "Floe" is a new dance theater work by The Seldoms that embodies the fragmentation of our global conversation on climate change as…

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February 2020

Film Screening: Bird of Prey

February 18 @ 7:00 pm
American Family Insurance Auditorium, 6000 American Parkway
Madison, WI 53783 United States
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$5

A showing of the incredible "Bird of Prey" film, featuring the Great Philippine Eagle, followed by a Q&A with Neil Rettig and Laura Johnson. About this Event In this Cornell Lab of Ornithology documentary, world-renowned…

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March 2020

Overture Galleries Spring Exhibitions

March 10 @ 9:00 am - May 31 @ 12:00 am
Overture Galleries I, II, III; Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Photography by John Riggs Overture Galleries Spring 2020 Exhibition Cycle showcasing work about the environment: Gallery I – John Riggs and Hannah Sandvold John Riggs and Hannah Sandvold record fluctuating landscapes around the Western United…

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April 2020

ClearCut, the Wages of Dominion

April 2 @ 6:30 pm
Wisconsin Studio, Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Photo by John Riggs Join artist John Riggs and UW-Madison scholar Monika Shea as they discuss clearcutting as a metaphor for the tensions that exist in how humans perceive and interact with the natural world, and more…

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Clear Cut: The Wages of Dominion

April 2 @ 6:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703

Join artist John Riggs and UW scholar Monika Shea as they discuss clearcutting as a metaphor for the tensions that exist in how humans perceive and interact with the natural world, and more broadly how…

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

April 14 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until April 15, 2020

Capitol Theater, Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$18 – $25

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour presented by REI, is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. The 2019/20 World Tour brings the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure…

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

April 15 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until April 15, 2020

Capitol Theater, Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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$18 – $25

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour presented by REI, is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. The 2019/20 World Tour brings the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure…

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Contested Homes: Migrant Liberation Movement Suite

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mead Witter Foundation Concert Hall, 740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Free

Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez The final event of Interdisciplinary Artists-in-Residence Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez’s spring 2020 residency features a new performance module of the jazz opera Mirror Butterfly, created together with students from their Artivism: Intercultural Solidarity & Decolonizing…

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