Opening Reception: Fielding - Goldenrod — An Exploration of Connections
September 11, 2019
5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Morrill Science Center
UMass Amherst Campus
A pop-up exhibition created by Emily Tareila in collaboration with the UMCA and the College of Natural Sciences.
Fielding, curated by Emily Tareila (MFA, Studio Arts, 2019) uses the plant Goldenrod (L. solidago) as a lens through which to engage the Natural History Collections and the UMass community. The project looks at both human uses and history of the plant, its local history and current presence in the area, and its significance in the non-human sphere and ecology. Fielding consists of a pop-up exhibition in Morrill Science Center with selections from the CNS collection as well as original artwork, from natural dyeing, to plant identification, to cyanotype photography, and more. This exhibition is an outcome of Tareila’s Graduate Assistantship at the UMCA and a pilot project leading to UMCA’s future collaborations with the UMass science collections.
The Fielding exhibition will open to visitors on five Wednesdays, September 11, 18, & 25, and October 2 & 9, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., in 144 Morrill Science Center 2 South.