Cincinnati Museum’s offers a special exhibit entitled Inspired by Nature:The Art and Activism of Charley Harper.
‘Beloved artist Charley Harper (1922-2007) saw the natural world around him with empathy and whimsy. He revealed the natural world through geometric reduction and imagined the similarities between human and wild animal behaviors in witty prose. Each painting had an accompanying short story that provided insight into the whimsy with which he viewed the natural world – and the environmental issues facing it.
The exhibition is more than an art gallery – it challenges us to confront alarming issues threatening the Earth and its inhabitants, including global warming, water pollution and habitat destruction. He believed humor made it easier to encourage changes in our attitudes toward environmental concerns. His accompanying text offers a cheeky quip about the realities of the wild or a stark message for future – now current – generations facing serious environmental issues.
Explore 30 of Harper’s iconic works from the collections of Cincinnati Museum Center and select donors in Inspired by Nature: The Art and Activism of Charley Harper.’
“The Earth is Not a Collection of Objects but a Communion of Subjects”
Mary Evelyn Tucker is the co-founder and co-director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University with her husband, John Allen Grim. Tucker teaches in the joint Master’s program in religion and ecology at Yale between the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and the Divinity School. She has written extensively about Thomas Berry and will present his views on the Rights of Nature.
This presentation will be hosted at Imago over Zoom.
This is the first of a three part series of First Friday Conversations focusing on the Rights of Nature.
This presentation is provided in the realm of the gift economy. We will happily accept what you can give for the workshop.
Potluck at 6:00 and presentation at 7:00.