September 8, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Curated by Barbara Matilsky, Curator of Art
Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity presents 70 works of art in all media, from rare books to cutting-edge video, that span the 19th through 21st centuries. It highlights artists who celebrate biodiversity’s exquisite complexity, interpret natural and human-induced extinctions of plants and animals, and focus on endangered species from diverse ecosystems. The exhibition explores art’s historic role in raising public awareness about the human activities that threaten habitats. Weaving together art, natural science, and conservation, Endangered Species also features creative solutions by ecological artists who revitalize habitats and reconnect people to the rich tapestry of life.
This exhibition is supported by major grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Norcliffe Foundation, with additional funding from the Whatcom Museum Foundation and the City of Bellingham.