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Symposium: Oct 19 + 20
Free + Open to the Public
Posters from "The Great Catastrophe"
For K-12 Art Teachers
This workshop will investigate art as a catalyst for change. Join museum curators and educators for an in-depth look at The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene and a preview of Divergent Convergence. Strategies for class discussions and formal analysis will accompany gallery and classroom lesson plans.
Free with limited seating.
ACPS teachers will earn 3 in-service points for participation - register for course #20989, section #27201 in ACIIS. Non-ACPS teachers can register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosts: Janet Davies + Kirk Anthony
Mix, mingle and enjoy a private viewing of the couple's art collection. Meet some of the local artists featured and get a feel for their creative process. Learn the story behind the art! Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn more about the local art scene and how you can collect and support community artists.
This cocktail gathering provides a special opportunity to support the museum and enjoy a relaxing evening in a dynamic, art-filled setting. Tickets are $75 per person and limited.
Purchase tickets here.
The World to Come: Art, Politics, and Climate Change
Keynote Lecture: Friday, October 19, 6 pm, Reception to follow.
Symposium: Saturday, October 20, 10 am – 5 pm, Reception to follow.
Join us for an interdisciplinary symposium fostering dialogue around artistic experimental practices, scientific fieldwork and anthropological research in response to the greatest planetary crisis of our era. The symposium is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene. Lively conversations between guest speakers, UF faculty and attendees will confront the challenges of artistic, political and personal practice in the late Anthropocene, in search of ways forward to a more vibrant, compassionate and just future. This program is open to the public and presented by the Harn Museum of Art and UF Imagining Climate Change.
Keynote Lecture: Blackout: The Necropolitics of Extraction
T.J. Demos, Professor of History of Art; Director the Center for Creative Ecologies, University of California Santa Cruz
This presentation addresses extraction, as well as the politics and aesthetics of emergent forms of resistance today. In view of spreading sacrifice zones given over to resource mining, abetted by
exploitative international trade agreements and the finance of debt servitude, what forms do the cultural politics of resistance take, and how are artist-activists materializing the images and sounds of emancipation and decolonization? With reference to the diverse artwork of Angela Melitopoulos, Allora & Calzadilla, and Ursula Biemann, which considers geographies of conflict in such regions as Greece, Puerto Rico, and Canada and Bangladesh, this analysis considers a range of leading artistic approaches that adopt an aesthetics of intersectionality that reveals complex causalities and effects, offers a modeling of politico-ecological interpretation, and proposes forms of solidarity with those on the frontlines of opposition.
The World to Come: Art, Politics and Climate Change
Reception to follow speakers.
Oct. 28, 3 pm
Geoffrey J. Giles
"Keep the Home Fires Burning"
Art of Inquiry:
Apply by October 15
Oct. 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Home of Janet Davies +
The University of Florida’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art collaborates with university and community partners to inspire, educate and enrich people’s lives through art. The museum brings the joy of experiencing great works of art to diverse university, community, national and global audiences through relevant and enlightening art collections, exhibitions and learning opportunities.