Cutting Down the Tree of Life


Cutting Down the Tree of Life: Raising Environmental Awareness through Haitian Art from the Permanent Collection, with Wasteland: Charcoal in Haiti by Jonathan Auch 

Opening reception: February 13, 5-7 pm

This two-part exhibit, curated by Emily Fultz (class of 2014), contrasts our Haitian “Tree of Life” paintings from the 1970s and 1980s with contemporary photographs of the country’s deforestation for charcoal fuel production, captured by New York City photojournalist Jonathan Auch. Auch will be on campus to work with students. His residency and exhibition are generously underwritten by the Attaway Professorships in Civic Culture Program.

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Free lecture:

Date tba: Gallery talk by photographer Jonathan Auch. (Auch will be in residence March 6-8.)