Coming to CHF July 2013:
On July 1, CHF will launch Sensing Change, an art exhibit and related programming that challenges us to see our environment with fresh eyes.
Sensing Change asks us to consider what motivates artists and scientists to observe and investigate our environment. How do creative professionals in both fields make visible largely invisible processes, such as wind patterns and air quality? What methods and instruments have been used to sense shifts in our climate over time?
The artists represented in Sensing Change draw inspiration from scientific investigations, historical accounts, and direct observations of the natural world. Their art invites us to explore and respond to both daily shifts in our environment and long-term climate change.
Check back soon for event updates, interviews with featured artists, oral histories of atmospheric scientists, and the stories behind instruments that measure environmental change.
Artists Featured in Sensing Change
Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg
Scientists Featured to Date (more oral histories ongoing)
Ronald C. Cohen, Director, Berkeley Atmospheric Science Center, University of California, Berkeley
Kenneth J. Davis, Professor of Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University
Peter DeCarlo, Assistant Professor, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University
Jose-Luis Jimenez, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado (forthcoming)
Murray V. Johnston III, Professor, Chemistry, University of Delaware
Mario J. Molina, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, and President, Mario Molina Center for Strategic Studies in Energy and the Environment (forthcoming)
Deb Niemeier, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis
A.R. Ravishankara, Director, Chemical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colorado (forthcoming)
Pieter P. Tans, Senior Scientist, Earth System Research Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colorado (forthcoming)
Support for Sensing Change and related programming has been provided by the Dietrich Foundation, the Public Health Fund, and U.S. Trust. CHF acknowledges Kathryn Hach-Darrow’s generous support of exhibits in the Clifford C. Hach Gallery at CHF. Additional support for CHF’s exhibits program comes from Crystal Trust, The Dow Chemical Company, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.