Art and Environmental Issues

Mary Miss Artwork

Sustainability is in the spotlight of artist Mary Miss’ work

Award-winning artist Mary Miss will present The Jane L. and Robert H. Weiner Lecture in the Fine Arts on Thursday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts.

Since the 1960s, Miss has worked across sculpture, architecture, landscape design and installation to make art that addresses pressing environmental concerns, such as water conservation and climate change. Miss is also the architect of City as a Living Laboratory (CALL), a platform for artists to collaborate with scientists, urban planners, policymakers and the public to make sustainability issues tangible through the arts.

Miss is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts and many other awards. She has been the subject of exhibitions at the Harvard University Art Museum, Brown University Gallery, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the Architectural Association in London, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and the Des Moines Art Center. 

Her work has been included in the exhibitions: Decoys, Complexes and Triggers at the Sculpture Center in New York; Weather Report: Art and Climate Change curated by Lucy Lippard, co-presented by the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and EcoArts Connections; More Than Minimal: Feminism and Abstraction in the ´70’s, Brandeis Museum’s Rose Art Museum; and Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis at the Tate Modern.

This lecture is presented by the Department of Art & Art History.

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Published April 12, 2016