Climate Emergency Exhibition ALARM extended until January 2021
Kitchener, ON – ALARM | Responding to our Climate Emergency has been extended to January 3, 2021. First opening January 24, 2020, ALARM was a direct response to the City of Kitchener declaring a climate emergency. THEMUSEUM looked to use its stage to shine a light on the efforts being made to help conserve a natural climate and make transformative connections to what individuals, corporations and governments must do to chart a new course of optimism for the future.
“It is important, as a community, we get back to the narrative of climate emergency. The impact on humans by Covid-19 will pale compared to the collapse of our environment,” said David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM.
Anchored by Agents for Change | Facing the Anthropocene, co-curated by Nina Czegledy and Jane Tingley and features ten woman artists from around the world.
ALARM is comprised of two additional exhibitions and explores the impact of rising temperatures with MELTING ICE a photography-based exhibition showcasing changes to both the Arctic and Antarctic through the lens of local photographers, Ben Eby and Brian Riddell.
Along with the extension, THEMUSEUM has also refreshed ALARM by adding Grand Expressions to the list of impressive exhibitions. Grand Expressions is a digital display showcasing meaningful pieces created by Indigenous youth at Six Nations of the Grand River. The stories range from personal experience – e.g., lack of access to safe drinking water on reserve – to sharing teachings that have been passed down through generations.
THEMUSEUM is now open to the public where ALARM’s three remaining installations are on display. Details and autumn hours at THEMUSEUM.ca.