Kim Abeles, Matthew Albanese, Suzanne Anker, Blane De St. Croix, Sandy Gellis, Nathalie Miebach, Nnenna Okore, Virginia Wagner
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Children’s Museum of the Arts presents Weather or Not, That is the Question, an exhibition about the power, mystery, and grandeur of weather and its impact on our environment. From early religious texts, to Farmers’ Almanacs, weather tracking apps, and daily conversation, extreme weather has captivated human interest and conversation. We continue to be awed and intrigued by phenomenon such as record-breaking snowfall, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados and hurricanes. With the words “global warming” and “climate change” never far from the headlines, artists tie together the scientific and creative worlds in acts of beauty and activism.
Aristotle reasoned that imitation forms the basis of art, and that art imitates nature—some works perhaps more literally than others. In Weather or Not, That is the Question, artists Kim Abeles, Matthew Albanese, Suzanne Anker, Blane De St. Croix, Sandy Gellis, Nathalie Miebach, Nnenna Okore, and Virginia Wagner explore art’s ability to make environmentalism a priority and bring climate initiatives to the forefront of cultural conversations.
Weather—we love to hate it, we love to complain about it, but we also love to love it.