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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“Firelines: Humans and Habitat Renewal,” an exhibition of black-and-white, panoramic photographs by Jill Metcoff, will be on view in the Steinhauer Trust Gallery in March and April. Metcoff's photographs of prescribed burns document prairies, savannas,…Find out more »
The relationships between humans and our fellow living creatures are ancient and complex. In this exhibit, artists explore the mysteries, beauty and tragedy of our shared lives. Overture Galleries are open during all event hours.…Find out more »
John Riggs and Hannah Sandvold record landscapes of the Pacific Northwest in transition. Riggs' photographs are a call to action, linking the devastating results of clearcutting to our climate crisis. Sandvold uses traditional printmaking techniques…Find out more »
Ginnie Cappaert and Lynne Roark depict the beauty of natural landscapes, distilling them into their essential elements. Cappaert's intimate works, created with 30-40 layers of oil pain and cold wax, speak to the small, but…Find out more »
Erin Liljegren adn Robert Jaeger present both Earth's human and animal inhabitants in the man-made environments. Liljegren addresses the deprivation of the environment caused by human overpopulation and massive consumption through mixed media and recycled…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Join Charlotte Hill O’Neal aka Mama C as she discusses her legacy as an activist over five decades of struggle. A member of the Kansas City Chapter of the Black Panther Party, Mama C and her husband,…Find out more »
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