Poster for Risky Beauty exhibit

Risky Beauty: Aesthetics and Climate Change

April 1 - May 23, 2024 Various Times
  • Annenberg School for Communication, 3620 Walnut Street
Audience Open to the Public

An art exhibition held at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

(Cover Art: Hiro Sakaguchi, Space After)

As the risks associated with climate change grow globally and locally, artists are exploring diverse methods to widen climate communications beyond the written word of scientists and journalists. Risky Beauty: Aesthetics and Climate Change, curated by Dr. Cynthia Haveson Veloric, will showcase artwork in different media that draws in viewers with its sensual beauty, while stimulating awareness and changing perceptions.

This exhibit is being held in conjunction with the 2024 Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Conference (April 3-7), hosted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center and held at Annenberg.

The exhibition will challenge viewers to consider how their aesthetic experience of nature mght change in light of the scientific consensus about the validity of the climate crisis, the known societal forces that hasten environmental degradation, and the impact of climate change in their personal environments.

Artists include Diane Burko, Deirdre Murphy, Amie Potsic, Hiro Sakaguchi, Tim Portlock, Maureen Drdak, and Chantal Westby.

The exhibition catalogue from a previous showing of this exhibit can be viewed and downloaded here. 

The exhibition is available for viewing during the building's opening hours, which can be found below, but are subject to change:

Monday to Friday - 8:00AM to 11:00PM
Saturday to Sunday - 10:00AM to 5:00PM 

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