(MAM) & Yard School of Art offer American, Native American, & contemporary art exhibitions, programs, & classes in NJ
Thursday, October 26, 7:00 PM
8:30 PM

In Burchfield's Wake: Artists Respond to the Environment


As the earth heats up and more and more people inhabit it, consuming precious resources and exploiting the landscape, we humans find ourselves confronting a need for significant change in the way we respond to our world.  Environmental artists Adriane Colburn, Ellen Driscoll, and Marina Zurkow have made this question central to their art making practices.  On this panel moderated by MSU Professor Julie Heffernan, they will discuss their work and address issues of resource consumption and its material lineage, as well as romanticized notions of wilderness, the alteration of nature by industry and climate change and the relationships between scientific exploration and exploitation.


Reception to follow Q&A. Educators earn 2 hours of PD credit. Montclair State University students and faculty with ID receive FREE admission.


MSU/MAM Art Talks series is a collaboration between the Master of Fine Arts degree program of Montclair State University and the Montclair Art Museum.


Image: Charles E. Burchfield (1893–1967), July Sunlight Pouring Down, 1952, watercolor on paper. On permanent loan to the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Reproduced with permission from the Charles E. Burchfield Foundation and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

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