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Weather or Not, That is the Question

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Exhibiting Artists

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.

How-To Videos Inspired by the Exhibition

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Also on view

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    In the Pepperman Family Fine Arts Studio I Wish: The Wish Machine Project

    I Wish is a project conceived by Chrysanne Stathacos and created in collaboration with CMA visitors and Teaching Artists. Stathacos’ printed wishes calling for peace and compassion mark the 20th anniversary of her interactive artwork, The Wish Machine, as well as new wishes from CMA. Please join us by contributing a wish!

    Chrysanne Stathacos explores the connections between ritual actions, technology, feminism, spirituality, and the environment. Stathacos investigates change, hope, and healing by demonstrating a commitment to social art practice. Her intention is to examine and bring to light the interconnectedness of all human beings. She has presented more than forty interactive public art projects, installations, and exhibitions in Asia, Europe, and South and North America at museums, galleries, sculpture gardens, and public spaces.

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    In the Media Lab Lohren Green: The Ambient Poem

    The Ambient Poem by Lohren Green is an app that converts data about the atmosphere into a streaming, computer-generated poem that reflects local conditions. It is inspired by our sense of atmosphere, and seeks to translate that into poetry.

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    In the Front Window Mia Pearlman: ERUCTO

    ERUCTO by Mia Pearlman is a site-specific installation that uses custom wallpaper based on the forms found in nature such as clouds, waves, and geological formations and a cut paper installation evoking a deluge or downpour.

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