Apr 9th 2019

This lecture event is free, non-ticketed and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.

Newton Harrison, along with his late wife Helen Mayer Harrison, are among the leading pioneers of the eco art movement. They are often referred to simply as “the Harrisons” due to their profound work as a collaborative team. They worked for almost 40 years together with biologists, ecologists, architects, urban planners and other artists, initiating collaborative dialogues to uncover ideas and solutions which support biodiversity and community development. The Harrisons’ concept of art embraces a breathtaking range of disciplines; serving as historians, diplomats, ecologists, investigators, emissaries, and art activists. Their work involves proposing solutions and involves not only public discussion, but extensive mapping and documentation of these proposals in an art context.

Presented in partnership with SAIC’s Conversations on Art & Science Series

Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations for this lecture event should visit saic.edu/access

Image: Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison, Portable Orchard (installation View), Walker Art Center, 2016

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