A visual dialogue between climate change and art

March 7, 2024 10:00AM
A new exhibition documents climate change through art, in Lehigh University Art Gallery's main gallery, on March 4, 2024. Nick Brandt, Environmental Photographer created a vision of environmental destruction in photographs where human and animal victims suffer in the wake of progress. (Runyi Wang/B&W Staff)

A quilt currently hangs in the Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) Lab, stitching together self portraits, environmental poems, speeches from climate change activists, student sketches and photographs from nature field trips.

This multimedia art exhibit focuses on students’ relationship with climate change and debuted on Jan. 23 in the LUAG. “Field Notes: Documenting Climate Change Through Art,” showcases the work of students in the fall 2023 first-year seminar “Can Art Inspire Climate Change Action,” taught by Professor Deirdre Murphy.

According to LUAG’s website, the exhibition is on display at the LUAG Lab until May 24. The art in the exhibition reflects the students’ unique perspectives on climate change, the environment and their mental health and well-being related to the climate crisis.

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