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Gallery Conversation » Diane Burko: How Artists Bear Witness to the Environment

Join Artist Diane Burko and Curator Mindy Besaw for an engaging conversation on artists and the environment in our Colonial to Early Nineteenth-Century Gallery. We’ll discuss artists such as Thomas Moran, Martin Johnson Heade, and Albert Bierstadt, ending with a conversation on how Burko bears witness to the environment in her own work. Space is limited; please arrive 5 to 10 minutes in advance.

Diane Burko’s art focuses on monumental geological phenomena and the intersection of art and science, centering on issues of climate change. Originally basing her imagery on research and visual data from scientists, she soon moved to bear witness directly in the Polar regions. In her painting projects such as Politics of Snow and Polar Investigations she explores visual strategies, translating data into imagery. Visit her website at:

Free, no registration required.



September 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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