Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change? An Evening with Alexis Rockman

Thursday, December 5, 2019 — 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change? An Evening with Alexis Rockman 

Photo: Alexis Rockman

Bruce Museum Presents... Can Art Drive Change on Climate Change? An Evening with Alexis Rockman

Leading the conversation is acclaimed artist and climate-change activist Alexis Rockman, who will present specially chosen examples of his stunning work and discuss how, and why, he uses his art to sound the alarm about the impending global emergency.

Adding insight and his own expert perspective is David Abel, who, for the Boston Globe since 1999, has covered everything from war in the Balkans to Latin American unrest and now covers climate change and the environment. Abel was part of the team that captured the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. Abel is additionally an adventurous and accomplished documentarian who often focuses on environmental stories and issues.

Following Rockman’s presentation, Abel will join Rockman for a wide-ranging dialogue at the intersection of art and environmental activism, followed by question-and-answer session with Bruce Museum’s audience.

Among the current generation of American artists profoundly motivated by nature and its future—from the specter of climate change to the implications of genetic engineering—Rockman holds an unparalleled place of honor.

Born in 1962 and raised in New York City, Rockman has been the subject of many international solo and group exhibitions, including a celebrated Smithsonian retrospective, Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow. Rockman’s work is included in public and private collections around the world, including the Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum, and Yale University Art Gallery.

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