Weather Report: Art and Climate Change

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SEPTEMBER 14 – DECEMBER 21, 2007 — “Weather Report: Art and Climate Change” is an exhibition curated by internationally renowned critic, art historian, and writer Lucy R. Lippard. It is presented in collaboration with EcoArts.

This exhibit partners the art and scientific communities to create a visual dialogue surrounding climate change. Historically, visual arts play a central role in attracting, inspiring, educating and motivating audiences. “Weather Report: Art and Climate Change” will exhibit artwork, in the museum and our partnering venues, and in outdoor site specific locations throughout Boulder, that will activate personal and public change.

Our collaborating partner EcoArts is a new effort bringing together scientists, environmentalists, and performing and visual artists – along with producers, presenters, scholars, spiritual leaders, policy makers, educators, businesses, and people from all walks of life – to use the arts to inspire new awareness of, discussion about, and action on environmental issues, with new possibilities for envisioning a sustainable future. Its programming principles are artistic excellence, scientific accuracy, environmental effectiveness, ethical practice, and whenever possible, presenting activities that strive to follow “the middle way” of being either non-partisan or bi-partisan to reach the widest audience possible.

Participating Artists:
Kim Abeles, Lillian Ball, Subhankar Banerjee, Iain Baxter&, Bobbe Besold, Cape Farewell, Mary Ellen Carroll (Precipice Alliance), CLUI (Center for Land Use Interpretation), Brian Collier, Xavier Cortada, Gayle Crites, Agnes Denes, Steven Deo, Rebecca DiDomenico, Future Farmers (Amy Franceschini and Michael Swaine), Bill Gilbert, Isabella Gonzales, Green Fabrication (via Rick Sommerfeld, University of Colorado, College of Architecture and Planning), Newton & Helen Harrison, Judit Hersko, Lynne Hull, Pierre Huyghe, Basia Irland, Patricia Johanson, Chris Jordan, Marguerite Kahrl, Janet Koenig & Greg Sholette, Eve Andree Laramee, Learning Site (Cecilia Wendt and Rikke Luther), Ellen Levy, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Patrick Marold, Natasha Mayers, Jane McMahan, Mary Miss, Joan Myers, Beverly Naidus, Chrissie Orr, Melanie Walker & George Peters, Andrea Polli, Marjetica Potrc, Aviva Rahmani, Rapid Response, Buster Simpson, Kristine Smock, Joel Sternfeld, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Ruth Wallen, Sherry Wiggins, The Yes Men, Shai Zakai

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street, Boulder, 80302
Tuesday?Friday, 11am to 5pm
Saturday during the Boulder County Farmers’ Market (through October), 9am to 4pm
Saturday (beginning November), 11am to 5pm
Sunday, 12noon to 3pm

Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd.
University of Colorado, Norlin Library Galleries, 1720 Pleasant St.
University of Colorado, ATLAS (exhibit Sept. 13 Oct. 6, 10am to 2pm), 125 Regents Dr.
National Center for Atmospheric Research, (NCAR) Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Dr.

Boulder Municipal Campus (Along the Boulder Creek to Boulder Public Library)
Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd.
Central Park (park directly west from the museum)
Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St.
Eben G. Fine Park, 101 Arapahoe Ave.
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Dr.
Twenty Ninth Street (Canyon St. and Broadway)
17th and the Boulder Creek Path

To view a schedule of related exhibition programs please click here

To view a schedule of EcoArts events please visit their website

Exhibiting partners: ATLAS (Alliance for Technology, Learning and Society) Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder; Boulder Public Library; National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR); City of Boulder; University of Colorado, Fiske Planetarium; University of Colorado, Norlin Library Galleries.

The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is grateful to the following for their support of our current exhibition “Weather Report: Art and Climate Change.”

“Weather Report” is funded in part by:
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Art & Soul Gallery, Amy Batchelor and Brad Feld, Robert and Cynthia Baxt, Boulder Arts Commission, Boulder Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Boulder Outlook Hotel & Suites, CHASE,Clean & Green, Colorado Council on the Arts, Compton Foundation, Daily Camera, Rebecca DiDomenico and Stephen Perry, EcoArts/Marda Kirn, Andy and Audrey Franklin, Felicia Furman, Mary Hey, Ann Holz, Ranae Kofford, Liquor Mart,Louis P. Singer Foundation, Lannan Foundation, Joan and Paul Lavell, McGuckin Hardware & Design Center, Lori Mitchell, Robert Morehouse/Vermilion, Madeleine Morrison & Chuck Bellock, Jim Palmer, Jared Polis Foundation, Karen Ripley and Tom Dugan, Roche Colorado Corporation, David and Janet Robertson, Dismas Rotta and Stefka Trusz, Harriet Silverman, SCFD, Twenty Ninth Street Mall, Marsha and Jack Walker.

Special thanks to the volunteers who helped
make this exhibition a reality:
Barry Barnow, Peter Birkeland, Meaghan Burrit, Jane Butcher, Parker Calkin, Jason Carey-Shepard, Sandy Ceas, Will Clift, Cathy Collins, Mary Pat Cullen, Ranee Marie Donia, Kim Dorazewski-Smouse, Jonathan Fierer, Megan Firestone, Jonna Fleming, Shemin Ge, Connie Ge, Blaise Goldman, Cheryl Griffen, Theresa Hartmann, Spence Havlick, Sara Holladay, Tracy Jennings, Sarah Kinn, Paul Kucharyson, Robin Lowry, Steve Markowitz, Elise Martin, Andrew & Gayle McArthur, Martin Mosko & Alxe Noden, Beth Osnes, Amber Patterson, Steve Priem, Cathy Regan, Diane Rehnberg, Chris Rich, Peter Richards, Andy Rising, Richard Solis, Yuka Takeda, Becky Thomas, Greg Tucker, Cam Wobis

Image by Agnes Denes, “Grand Unification Theory”, 2002

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