Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Can Art Help Save the Planet?

By Alina Tugend
“The Crucified Land,” by Alexander Hogue (1939), will be on display at the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibition “Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment.” Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa
Saving the planet. It’s not just the subject of passionate political debate. It’s at the heart of a growing number of museum exhibitions this year, including the works of old masters and exhibits built with high-tech innovations, designed to inspire artistic appreciation and a desire to respond to environmental challenges. Among the shows: The much-anticipated “Hudson Rising” at the New-York Historical Society; “Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment,” in Salem, Mass., which looks at 300 years of American art through an environmental lens; “Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present and Future)” in Boulder, Colo. And more.  [More]