UR gallery talks explore relationship between sustainability and art

March 9, 2017

The University of Richmond will host two gallery discussions exploring the relationship between sustainability and art related to a current exhibition, “Crooked Data: (Mis)Information in Contemporary Art.”

“Crooked Data” explores new forms of data visualization by incorporating data into art in unconventional ways. Featuring 21 artists and studios, the exhibit displays a variety of artwork, from maps to sculpture to music, and everything in between. “Crooked Data” is open until May 5 in the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art.

The gallery talks connected to this exhibit will be held in the Modlin Center for the Arts. The events are free and open to the public.

The first conversation is March 15 at 6 p.m. with Eric Rodenbeck, the founder, CEO and creative director of Stamen Design in San Francisco, and Tiffany Holmes, dean of undergraduate studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The event will be followed by a reception and exhibition tour.

Rob Andrejewski, UR’s director of sustainability, and Holmes will host the second gallery discussion March 16 at noon. This event is also part of the Office for Sustainability’s programming for RecycleMania 2017, a nationwide university recycling competition.

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