The Climate Museum opens its pop-up in New York

The Climate Museum, the very first American museum dedicated to climate crisisopened a pop-up in New York’s Soho with a major work of art by David Opdyke.

The museum, which hopes to establish a permanent space, was created to foster learning and climate action through public programming and exhibitions.

Opdyke’s One day all this mural features 400 vintage postcards that the artist has decorated with apocalyptic imagery to explore the impact of the climate crisis on the American landscape. His work can also be seen in MoMA and the Brooklyn Museum.

Founded in 2015 by former civil rights lawyer Miranda Massiethe Climate Museum pop-up is in New York until December 22.

The museum’s programming was launched in 2018. Since then, it has offered free exhibits, art installations, interactive panels, youth programs, and advocacy tools in and around New York City.

“Museums are trusted and popular, and the arts reach people in the ways we most need to be reached: emotionally and collectively,” Massie said. the arts journal.

“There is an urgent need to move on climate consultation, expression and commitment. Without this cultural shift, we won’t get the transformative politics needed to protect our well-being and all the things we love.

The programming of the Climate Museum at the pop-up includes a presentation by the philosopher Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwòa climate science series for kids with NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and a climate justice Q&A with the founder of the Chisholm Legacy Project Jacqui Patterson.

Highlights also include a discussion on climate migration with journalists Vann Newkirk, Somini Senguptaand Sarah Stillmanand a virtual tour of the JOIDES Resolution climate expedition ship with a scientist Gisele Winckler.

Elsewhere, the non-profit youth organization Force of Nature organizes a climate coffee for eco-anxious guests at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London during COP27.

Pictures: The Climate Museum

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