“Weather or Not, That is the Question” Exhibition

Children's Museum of the Arts

poster for “Weather or Not, That is the Question” Exhibition

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Children’s Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce Weather or Not, That is the Question, an exhibition about the power, mystery, and grandeur of weather and its impact on our environment.

From early religious texts, to Farmers’ Almanacs, weather tracking apps, and daily conversation, extreme weather has captivated human interest and conversation. We continue to be shocked and awed by phenomenon such as record- breaking snowfall, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados and hurricanes. With the words “global warming” and “climate change” never far from the headlines, artists tie together the scientific and creative worlds in acts of beauty and activism.

Aristotle reasoned that imitation forms the basis of art, and that art imitates nature — some works perhaps more literally than others. In Weather or Not, That is the Question, artists Kim Abeles, Matthew Albanese, Suzanne Anker, Blane De St. Croix, Sandy Gellis, Nathalie Miebach, Nnenna Okore, and Virginia Wagner explore art’s ability to make environmentalism a priority and bring climate issues to the forefront of cultural conversations.
Weather — we love to hate it, we love to complain about it, but we also love to love it.


In the Pepperman Family Fine Arts Studio
Chrysanne Stathacos: I Wish: The Wish Machine Project
I Wish is a project conceived by Chryssane Stathacos and created in collaboration with CMA museum visitors and Teaching Artists. Installed in the Pepperman Family Fine Art Studio, are Stathacos’ printed wishes calling for peace and compassion. This project marks the 20th anniversary of her interactive art work, the Wish Machine; please join us by contributing a wish.
In the front window

Mia Pearlman: ERUCTO
Eructo is a site-specific installation that uses custom wallpaper based on the forms found in nature like clouds, waves, and geological formations and a cut paper installation evoking a deluge or downpour.

In the Media Lab
Lohren Green: The Ambient Poem
The Ambient Poem is an app that converts data about the atmosphere into a streaming, computer-generated poem that reflects local conditions. It is inspired by our sense of atmosphere, and seeks to translate that into poetry.

Bridge Project
Anne Spalter: Rainbow Room with AtmoSPHERES
Rainbow Room with AtmoSPHERES is an interactive installation by digital mixed media artist Anne Spalter. This installation will immerse visitors in an atmospheric space of kaleidoscopic rainbow color and light that they will be free to play in and explore. Real- life rainbows pass quickly, but Spalter’s installation will harness the magic, drama, and enchantment of this weather phenomenon for visitors to investigate on their own.



from February 02, 2017 to May 20, 2017

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