|"Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Invention," on view through December 15 in the Polk/Wilson/Amsden Galleries at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University.|
We are all increasingly aware of the impact of humans on the complex patterns of nature in the world around us. And while humans have aggressively studied and catalogued the tremendous diversity of life on Earth for decades, we also consume this planet in countless ways that severely threaten nature itself. Harnessing technology and inspired by nature's amazing design concepts, this exhibition's innovative, eye-capturing art helps visitors understand and appreciate the life-or-death interdependence between Earth's 10 to 20 million species - including humans - and the quality of the environment we share. More than 40 artists will be represented with engaging works that demonstrate both the challenging issues facing us all, and our need to learn from nature
as we tackle these challenges now and into the future. Organized by Art Works for Change, the exhibition premiered last year at the Field Museum in Chicago. Be prepared to see Mother Nature in a whole new way!
Ulrich exhibitions are generously supported by the Ulrich Salon Circle and Museum Alliance.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Mondays and major/university holidays. Free admission. For more information about the exhibition or the artists, call the Ulrich Museum at (316) 978-3664 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.