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The World in Which We Live: The Art of Environmental Awareness

Exhibition opens Jan 30-June 8, 2024 in Farmer Gallery.

About the Exhibition

The world in which we live has experienced various stages of environmental transformation, from naturally occurring phenomena to changes resulting from human impact. Artists have given considerable attention to the environment in recent years, many of which have turned to activism through the creation of artworks that are drawing attention to critical issues.

The World In Which We Live looks at the connections and intersections of artist exploration and scientific studies regarding our fragile environment. Featured works are viewed through relevant scientific understanding and corresponding artistic and curatorial interpretations. This approach is inspired by a number of artists who are working alongside scientists to generate positive change in this one world we share.

The World In Which We Live is supported by funding from the Elizabeth Wakeman Henderson Charitable Foundation and the Art Museum’s Miriam Howard Fund. It is presented in conjunction with the 2023-2024 Miami University FOCUS theme of Environmental Justice. The FOCUS theme is led by Dr. Amy Bergerson, Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education, and Dr. Jonathan Levy, Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability.

An artist talk and reception will take place on Wednesday, April 10 from 5-7 PM. John Sabraw of Ohio University will present on Reclamation of Acid Mine Drainage as a Medium for Change. Sponsored by Three Valley Conservation Trust and the Miami University FOCUS Program.

Featured Artists

  • Ansel Adams
  • Leticia R. Bajuyo
  • Ian van Coller
  • Alejandro Duran
  • Mary Edna Fraser
  • LaToya Ruby Frazier
  • Tim Gaudreau
  • Nancy Holt
  • Barrie Kaufman
  • Stacy Levy
  • Daniela Molnar
  • Robert Mullenix
  • Margaret Kanner Myers
  • Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber
  • Victor Pacheco
  • Edward Potthast
  • John Sabraw
  • Anna VanMatre
  • Edward Volkert
  • George W. White
  • Roscoe Wilson
  • Marina Zurkow and Viniyata Pany