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Human/Nature: The Weight of our Actions on the Natural World



September 21, 2021 - January 29, 2022
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Illinois State Museum
502 S Spring St. Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-7386

Free


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human/nature brings together artists who address our relationship to the natural world as the source of our sustenance. How do we see that relationship? Do we think of resources as endless and only for our benefit? Do we see ourselves connected with the natural world or separate from it? These artworks look at our perceptions and beliefs about this relationship and the consequences of our actions.
Current thinking around ecology urges us to understand our connection with nature as a relationship based on shared necessity. We need nature’s resources, but we also need to give in return, like any good relationship.  It is the work of our lifetime to give back and understand the return required for what we take.

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