Welcome to the Earth Now blog! With the launch of the online preview and continuing through the run of the exhibition (April 8−October 9, 2011), curator Katherine Ware will write on a variety of topics related to the show.
Big Blue Marble
Perhaps one of the most powerful environmental photographs ever taken is a gorgeous color view of earth from space, captured on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft during its man. . .
Last week I was in Portland, Oregon, participating in a spring ritual that is peculiar to the photography world, the monster portfolio review. Reviewing portfolios is common enough, sure, but I am tal. . .
Earth Day, 2011
Earth Day, 2011 Lift us up Lift up the world With your thoughts With your deeds With your love . . .
It is springtime and photographs are blossoming on the walls of the New Wing galleries here. You may have heard – we’re doing a little exhibition! Daniel Handal’s work is up (right. . .
One of the things I got interested in while working on Earth Now is how photographs in books, calendars, and other publications reached a broad audience and stimulated interest in environmental conser. . .
East of Eden
In contrast to Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter, the photographer Mark Klett started showing evidence of people in his pictures of the natural world: a shadow, a cup, a car, a hiking boot. We all know tha. . .
What Can Art Do?
Do not stop sharing your ideas about beauty, but I’m going to toss out another topic for discussion. One of the things I am interested in talking about in conjunction with the exhibition is how. . .
Beauty is Truth...
Beauty is truth, truth beauty? In working on Earth Now, I’ve had conversations with many people about the role of beauty, especially in the context of photographs that raise questions about Ame. . .
In this online preview, we present you with a selection of work by twelve artists in the show whose images have some connection to “the environment.” It’s hard to begin writing about. . .
I moved to New Mexico two years ago to step in as the curator of photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, a position formerly held by my predecessor, Steve Yates. I love New Mexico and I used to v. . .