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ELUSIVE PRIZE: WONDER, WING & TRANSMUTATION

May 4, 2024-Fall 2024, Artist in Residence Brandon Graving draws on the texts and materials in the Kinney Center's collection to explore ideas of ambition taking flight in the early modern world and our own. 

Read the Inside UMass story here.

APOCALYPSE: SCIENCE & MYTH

April 22, 2023 - Fall 2023, Artist in Residence Suzette Marie Martin showcases new work that layers data from climate and environmental research with the Biblical tale of banishment from paradise to reveal the eco-anxieties that link the past and the present. The American Psychological Association describes eco-anxiety as “fear of environmental cataclysm from observing the seemingly irrevocable impact of climate change.” Martin’s work acknowledges the “unequivocal scientific evidence” for anthropogenic climate change, and bears witness to the consequences of intensifying ecological decline.

Read the Inside UMass story here.

Read an interview with Suzette here.

FORAGED: KITCHEN GARDEN HERBARIA

November 12, 2022 - March 15, 2023, Artist in Residence Madge Evers's exhibit of original work explores multispecies collaborations through a series of cyanotype and mushroom spore prints with materials gathered from the Kinney Center’s kitchen garden and meadow.

MAPPING TERROIR: MEMORY & MYTH

June 18 - September 30, 2022, the Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies showcases Mapping Terroir: Memory & Myth, an artist exhibit by Andrea Caluori that explores connections across the Center’s rare book collection of early modern agricultural and husbandry manuals and contemporary cultures of farming today. The exhibit explores how myth and historical memory shape relationships between humans, animals, and plants, and thereby foster ideas of earthly terroir.

Read the Inside UMass story here.

Read the Daily Hampshire Gazette feature here.