America’s Epic Treasures featuring Preternatural by Michael Scott
Join us for an exclusive preview of our newest exhibition, America’s Epic Treasures featuring Preternatural by Michael Scott.
America’s Epic Treasures is an immersive art exhibition inspired by the beauty of natural landscapes and the self-rejuvenating power of nature’s destructive forces. It introduces concepts of climate change and conservation by demonstrating how landscapes change by natural forces, how human intervention has accelerated and intensified the normal decay and rejuvenation of wild spaces and how the beauty of nature can inspire us be its stewards.
The exhibition features 32 major works by University of Cincinnati graduate Michael Scott and dozens of field studies that showcase his artistic process. Alongside Scott’s contemporary pieces are a dozen works from CMC’s collections, featuring landscapes by Rudolph Tschudi, John Caspar Wild, William Louis Sonntag and Robert S. Duncanson. Animal specimens from the collections are also included, connecting the art and science of the landscapes.
A multimedia installation by musician Erin Fung and filmmaker Tate Juniper titled “Regeneration” is also on display in the exhibition, presenting the link between racial justice and climate change through the lens of indigenous peoples. The piece was funded through a 2022 Black and Brown Artist Grant from ArtsWave, part of their Truth and Reconciliation project.
America’s Epic Treasures featuring Preternatural by Michael Scott will be on display from May 27, 2022 through January 8, 2023 and is included with admission.
WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, May 26
WHERE: Cincinnati Museum Center