Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library, The Frick Collection, NY
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 2 – 7 p.m.
More information: https://www.frick.org/research/center/symposia
This half-day symposium focuses on collecting site-specific, large-scale, and light-based works by artists including, among others, Walter de Maria, Nancy Holt, Robert Smithson, Michelle Stuart, and James Turrell. A panel of scholars, curators, collectors, an artist, and a conservator explores related challenges of installation, maintenance, preservation, and ultimate stewardship. Virginia Dwan, Suzaan Boettger, Jarl Mohn, Jessica Morgan, Leonard Riggio, and Michelle Stuart are among the participants. Sponsorship from the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation and Northern Trust has made this event possible.
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A group exhibition by SciArt Center at the New York Hall of Science
September 10th, 2019 – January 10th, 2020
Deadline to submit: June 3rd, 11:59pm EST
The weather is ever-present, often dramatic, and always uncontrollable. SciArt welcomes submissions surrounding the topics of studying, understanding, and experiencing the weather.
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A symposium organized by Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs, Friday, May 3, 2019, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Rather than an academic conference with speakers presenting formal papers, this symposium will provide a framework for understanding climate issues and engaging in a conversation with a range of climate leaders, including:
- Dr. Kirk Johnson, director of the National Museum of Natural History (morning keynote)
- Martin O’Malley, former governor of Maryland (closing keynote)
Angela Fritz, meteorologist, and deputy editor at the Washington Post (panel facilitator and discussion leader)
- Martin Dahinden, Swiss ambassador to the United States
Kate Brown, executive director, Global Island Partnership
- Dr. John Cook, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University
- Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, senior climate scientist and director of climate science, Union of Concerned Scientists
- Thomas Peterson, director of the Center for Climate Strategies, Johns Hopkins University
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As we aim to learn more about the environment and global warming, one innovative approach is the study of trees. As it turns out, trees are giant organic recording devices. Indeed their rings contain information about past climate, civilizations, ecosystems and even galactic events, much of it many thousands of years old.
Labs around the world are studying this historical data and learning more about historical patterns of climate variations.
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Reviewed by Amy Ione, March 2018
The title of Lisa Sideris’ book, Consecrating Science: Wonder, Knowledge, and the Natural World, made me wonder: Would this consecration expose me to something wondrous? While I don’t think the word wondrous quite fits my response, the book is a rewarding read. Sideris, a talented writer, introduces pointed questions to guide her study. I was particularly impressed with her nuanced evaluation of the new cosmologies that claim to bring science and spirituality together. In addition, the author’s erudite discussion stands out as a refreshing example of why the kind of critical thinking encouraged by the humanities has value.
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