Contemporary artists explore Fragile Earth

Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art, on view June 1 through September 8, 2019, will showcase the diverse approaches taken by ecologically concerned artists today, illustrating the powerful role they play in advocating for environmental causes. The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut, has commissioned four leading contemporary artists to create new work that incorporates and responds to the natural world. The exhibition builds on the success of the Museum’s 2017 exhibition, Flora/Fauna: The Naturalist Impulse in American Art, which surveyed the history of American artist-naturalists from the 19th to mid-20th centuries. Artists Jennifer Angus, Mark Dion, Courtney Mattison, and James Prosek will create striking installations that reflect the vulnerability of the environment. “These artists were selected

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