The most important challenge facing current and future generations of humans will be the quality of the environment and the allocation of dwindling natural resources among populations. In the face of severe challenges, we believe in the possibility of changing the trajectory of humans on the planet for the better. To that end, Wesleyan’s College of the Environment seeks to develop informed citizens who can discuss environmental issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, understand their connections to social or political issues, and derive well-formulated independent conclusions.
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MARCH 5, 2015 - Guest Lecturer Amy Lipton presents: A SURVEY OF ECOARTSPACE EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
Amy Lipton is an independent curator and co-director of ecoartspace, a nonprofit organization providing opportunities for artists who address environmental issues since 1999. With ecoartspace she has collaborated with hundreds of artists and partnered with numerous arts and environmental organizations to produce exhibitions, public art works, programs, and events nationally and internationally. Lipton owned and directed Amy Lipton Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New York City from 1989 – 1996. She has organized hundreds of exhibitions for museums, galleries, sculpture parks, corporate offices, universities, environmental centers and in the public realm. She writes for books and publications, organizes panel discussions and lectures on art and its relationship to the natural environment. Her pioneering museum exhibition Ecovention: Artists Transform Ecologies with an accompanying 160-page catalogue was held at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, OH in 2002. Lipton’s curatorial public art project BiodiverCITY was part of the 5 x 5 Project in Washington D.C., presented by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2012. TRANSported, a temporary public art project took place in 2013 in conjunction with The New Museum’s, Ideas City Festival at the World Financial Center Plaza and at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in New York City.