Alternate Endings: Conversations on Climate Change
Alternate Endings: Conversations on Climate Change puts objects from the Museum’s collection in dialogue with new student-created artworks. Student work was on view in the Hinchcliff Reception Hall from January 29 - February 28, 2020, while a selection of artwork from the Museum's permanent collection was on display in the Carson Teaching Gallery from January 29 - February 2, 2020. This two-part exhibition was organized by students as their final project for the fall 2019 course “Love, Sex, and Death in the Anthropocene,” taught by Associate Professor of English Kate Singer. The thematic underpinnings of the installation reflect the students' examination of the scientific, philosophical, and aesthetic rhetorics for communicating and understanding climate change and our place within it.
The exhibition was made possible by the English Department, the Environmental Studies Department, the Critical Social Thought program, the Weissman Center for Leadership, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, the Teaching and Learning Initiative, the Dean of Students, and the Miller Worley Center for the Environment.