How Climate Changes Art

How Climate Changes Art

Art is made of natural materials. Stone. Pigment. Wood. Clay. Fibers. And metals. Even water, fog, and ice. And it’s also made of stuff that is seemingly less natural but still made from things we derive from the earth. Art is also notoriously difficult to preserve. We devote considerable resources to keeping a selection of

Art about Migration

Art about Migration

Migration is central to human experience. And by migration, I mean people moving from one place to another with the intention of settling either temporarily or for good. This is happening in our world right now, as we’re witnessing the highest levels of human movement on record. And it’s been happening since homo sapiens first

Art and Empathy

Art and Empathy

“Empathy” is a word we hear pretty often these days, used to describe our ability to understand the experience of someone else, and in some way share in their feelings or plight. And art can be really good at stimulating empathy. For example, if you look at Francisco Goya’s The Third of May 1808, it’s