Helen Otterson
Category : MulvaneExhibits
Date: Fri 02/05/21 12:00AM - Fri 12/31/21 12:00AM
Location: 2nd Floor, North & South Galleries

The topic for WUmester 2021 is Sustainability. Sustainability emphasizes that what the future holds depends on our actions—or inaction—in the present. As concern for our global environment becomes more mainstream, “sustainability” risks becoming a mere buzzword. WUmester 2021 seeks to address the need for nuanced and inclusive conversations about sustainability and climate justice that can productively shape our planet’s future and contribute to advancing social justice.

Oriented around three organizing themes, Sustainability | Social, Environmental, Economic, the exhibition features artworks that relate to the WUmester topic of sustainability. Spanning the entire second floor of the museum’s galleries, this exhibition seeks to prompt important conversations about climate change, the socio-cultural significance of topographical sites to different groups of people, the evolving history of landscape and its representation in art, distinct ecosystems, and illustrative biodiversity. This long-term installation is an innovative curatorial endeavor that showcases the strength and diversity of the Mulvane Art Museum’s permanent collection.

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Above: Helen Otterson, Bulb to Blossom, hungarian porcelain & glass

Below (detail): Justin Marable, Roaming Beneath, acrylic, screen print

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