Forecasting: Climate Change and Water Impact

Forecasting Gallery PostcardMuseum Exhibition Dates: January 23, 2017 – April 21, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Curatorial Team: Kimberly Ritchie, Shandra McLane, and Cynthia Robinson

This exhibit explores climate change overlapping the lens of scientific information with artistic imagery and expression, inviting the viewer to engage in the material via contemporary art installations and scientific data concerning oceans of the world, waterways, atmosphere, and drought.  This interdisciplinary experience highlights the power of combining different critical thinking pathways to deepen understanding of climate change’s relevance to the individual.

Artists and scientists featured in this exhibit are: Kimberly Ritchie, Shandra McLane, Fawn Atencio, Martin and Erik Demaine, Eric Kelsey and his research team, as well as research and commentary by Plymouth State Faculty members Brian Eisenhauer, Eric P. Kelsey, Lourdes B. Avilés, Mary Ann McGarry, Steve Whitman, Kerry L Yurewicz, and Lisa Doner.

The project brings together the disciplines of meteorology, technology, and visual art to explore a topic on the forefront of today’s news: climate change and its impact on water. It will provide students with a model for describing and presenting information that originates in NH but has wider impacts. Using cutting edge technologies from both arts and science disciplines, the exhibit will be a launching location for multiple educational experiences for PSU students, area public schools, and NH educators.

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Forecasting is accompanied by series of programs and events: 

February 22 | Art Meets Science: Climate Change and Atmosphere

February 16 | Art, Math, Science, Technology Collide!

March 10 | Interweaving Art, Science, Technology in our Classrooms: A PSU STEAM Conference Day.

April 4 | Climate Change and Water Impact: The Boston Experience

April 12 | Climate Change and Plymouth
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The MWM is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.