Bucknell’s Samek Art Museum will host the exhibition “Against Time: Climate Calls from the Ice Archives” from Tuesday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, March 22, in the Campus Gallery, third floor, Elaine Langone Center (ELC). The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
The exhibition features artists who bear witness to human history crashing into geological time, including multimedia art by Peggy Weil, Zaria Forman and Jessica Houston that weaves together science, symbols, and stories of climate change. They invoke the poles as symbolic sites of climate change. Their work asks how it changes our thinking when a global issue like climate change is widely represented by exotic and remote locales like the frozen arctic, Amazonian jungle and ocean depths. They also address our perception of time as relevant to understanding the relationship between climate changes that occur in vast geological time and those taking place in the span of a single human lifetime.
The exhibition will be highlighted during a panel discussion “Fighting the Clock: A Frank Conversation about the Hot Button Topic of Climate Change” on Thursday, March 19 at 6 p.m. in Walls Lounge, second floor, ELC. This discussion on the hot button topic of climate change will include Bucknell environmental studies and sciences professors Amanda Wooden and Andrew Stuhl; and Penn State geosciences professor Richard Alley and artist Peggy Weil. Bucknell University Sustainable Technology Program Director Milton Newberry will moderate.