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Please note: The Museum will be closed on September 19 for a Members-Only preview and September 20 for a private event.

October 6, 2019 to August 23, 2020 | Lobby, Screening Room, Project Gallery, South Gallery, Balcony Gallery

Weather Report

The depiction of weather phenomena in the visual arts is traditionally linked with either landscape painting or photography, but in the last two decades artists have increasingly turned to other media to explore weather and, by extension, the larger subject of the Earth’s atmosphere.

Featuring the work of Bigert & Bergström, Barbara Bloom, Sara Bouchard, Josh Callaghan, Nick Cave, Violet Dennison, Bryan Nash Gill, Andy Goldsworthy, Nancy Graves, Ellen Harvey, Ayumi Ishii, Jitish Kallat, Kim Keever, Byron Kim, Damian Loeb, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Colin McMullan, Hitoshi Nomura, Pat Pickett, Sean Salstrom, and Jennifer Steinkamp, and an installation by researchers Amanda Bunce, Joel Salisbury, and Michael Vertefeuille. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with an essay by exhibition curator Richard Klein.

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Virtual Tour of Weather Report with Curator Richard Klein

A Cloud a Day with Exhibitions Director Richard Klein

Artist Colin McMullan takes you behind the scenes of Tree Spa for Urban Forest Healing, as part of the exhibition Weather Report. Learn more about the wood-fired maple-syrup evaporator, which uses the steam generated as a byproduct of the maple syrup evaporation process to power a communal steam room. This virtual tour was filmed on Saturday, March 22, 2020.

Learn about the work of Amanda Bunce, a Forest Management Research for UCONN's Stormwise Program.

Hear from artist Ellen Harvey in her studio as she discusses her creative process and her work, The Mermaid: Two Incompatible Systems Intimately Linked.

Hear from Kim Keever in his studio as he discusses his creative process.

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Getting Your Weather Report at the Art Museum, Hyperallergic

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