The Altered Environment

March 12—July 31, 2022
East Building, Level B, Gallery 1 (Julian T. Baker Jr. Gallery) and 2 (Allen G. Thomas Jr. Gallery)

Featuring landscape photography from the NCMA collection, The Altered Environment explores art and human geography to consider how we shape the natural world.

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By building physical structures such as skyscrapers and suburban houses and using transit systems such as subways and airplanes, our collective actions often result in long-term physical changes to the planet. This exhibition evaluates how our social and economic activities regularly overlook environmental costs.

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.

Burk Uzzle, Desert Prada, 2006, archival pigment print, 20 ⨯ 24 in., Gift of the artist in honor of Lawrence J. Wheeler

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