In Seattle, water is all around us, above and below. We’ve adapted to water by building bridges, commuting by ferries, and making sure to always have a rain jacket handy. How have other cultures adapted to water? How have other cultures embodied relationships with water?
To discover the answers to these questions, the Young Professionals International Network invites you to tour the Seattle Art Museum’s Our Blue Planet exhibition with Pam McClusky.
As the Curator of African and Oceanic Art, Pam McClusky has been creating exhibitions and writing publications about art for three decades. For this exhibition, she worked with other curators to answer: What can an art museum do to help us rethink this time of environmental emergency? With the help of artists from 17 countries and 7 native tribes, there is an attempt to tell a history of the planet, not just of ourselves. Each artist reminds us of the pleasures of being in and around water, but also offers alarming signs of how we need to face the impact of our species on the planet.
“This is an experimental exhibition,” says McClusky. “We’re focusing on one subject but incorporating the perspective of over 70 different artists from different cultures and with different life experiences. Through this exhibition, we want to encourage visitors to think about how they can change and improve their own relationship to our local and global waterways.”
Visit SAM's website for more exhibition details.
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