First Friday speaker: Melissa Dabakis

Date: Time: 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
Great Plains Art Museum Room: Main gallery
1155 Q St., Hewit Place
Directions: 12th and Q streets downtown
Contact: Katie Nieland, 402-472-3965, knieland2@unl.edu
Melissa Dabakis is an American and Modern European Art History professor at Kenyon College. She will speak on contemporary environmental art and site-specific sculpture during the Great Plains Art Museum’s First Friday event.

“Ecoventions: Art on the Farm”
Since the 1960s, there has been a surge of interest in the environment among contemporary artists. Labeled by art critics and curators as the “geographical turn in contemporary art,” this new artistic practice is a collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavor. This talk will focus on Ecoventions, the blending of ecology and invention by artists who employ creative strategies to physically transform a local ecology.

This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Additional Public Info:
Free and open to the public

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