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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Using the circle as a symbol of earth and eternity, Swept Away weaves a narrative of climate change. A rich tapestry of natural materials and impressions of ephemeral objects explore the effects of human disruptions…Find out more »
Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials features contemporary artwork investigating the complex cultural and material nexus that is “Plastic.”Find out more »
During the month of November the Henry Vilas Zoo will feature art, created by local artists and even some zoo animals, in and around the zoo. Guests will have the chance to vote for their…Find out more »
In a shared concert with Kate Corby & Dancers, Chicago-based dance company The Seldoms, under the direction of Division of the Arts Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Carrie Hanson, will perform an excerpt of "Exit Disclaimer: Science and…Find out more »
Join us for a 20th anniversary screening of the documentary film, The Return of Navajo Boy. A Sundance Film Festival & PBS selection, this documentary unlocks the mystery of a silent 1950s docudrama called “Navajo…Find out more »
This final residency event will feature a group performance from students in Carrie Hanson’s interdisciplinary arts course, as well as their independent projects. This culminating event will integrate the visual artworks created alongside residency guest…Find out more »
Mary Louise (Wagmuhawin meaning “Gourd Woman”) is a nationally renowned traditional Dakotah/Hidatsa elder, storyteller and traditionalist enrolled at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation of North Dakota. Born on October 14, 1930, and delivered by her…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Overture Galleries Spring 2020 Exhibition Cycle showcasing work about the environment: Gallery I – John Riggs & Hannah Sandvold John Riggs and Hannah Sandvold record fluctuating landscapes around the Western United States. Riggs’ photographs reveal…Find out more »
Art exhibition in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Collaboratively painted watercolors by artists Helen Klebesadel and Mary Kay Neumann will be on display in the Holy Wisdom Monastery gallery from April 16,…Find out more »
See upcoming environmental events at UW-Madison.