October 15, 2016—March 12, 2017
North Carolina Museum of Art

Human/Nature features photographs from the NCMA’s permanent collection that relate individuals to both natural and man-made environments. 

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Our primary human instincts drive us to control, dominate, nurture, and find a connection to our surroundings. Each photograph in Human/Nature presents the relationship between man and the environment—comparing, for example, a desolate landscape with a similar close-up of the human body. In simple yet profound ways, these images manifest the many ways bodily forms echo forms in nature and drive home the importance of connecting to our habitat in a physical, tangible way.

Organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art. This exhibition is made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions. Research for this exhibition was made possible by Ann and Jim Goodnight/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Curatorial and Conservation Research and Travel. 

Linda Foard Roberts, Nicole at 102009, archival pigment print on paper, 19 1/4 x 27 5/16 in., Gift of the artist, © 2009 Linda Foard Roberts
Elizabeth Matheson, Viareggio, Italy, 2001, 2001, gelatin-silver print, 9 1/4 x 9 1/4 in., Purchased with funds from the William R. Roberson Jr. and Frances M. Roberson Endowed Fund for North Carolina Art, © 2001 Elizabeth Matheson
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