Tapped In: Moving Hearts and Minds Through Arts and Science

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Curators: Linda Booth Sweeney and Stephanie Marlin-Curiel
Opening Reception, Mixer and Panel Discussion: April 11, 5-7PM
Youth Forward Climate Action Day, April 20, 1-5PM

On view at The Umbrella Arts Center April 11 - June 8, “TAPPED IN: Moving Hearts and Minds Through Arts and Science” is an innovative art installation at the intersection of climate communications, art, and science that combines outdoor public art with an indoor educational gallery display. Inspired by the concept of 'edges' in ecosystems, the exhibition brings together ten pairs of well-regarded artists and climate scientists/activists to collaboratively visualize fresh perspectives on climate change, CO2 mitigation and action.

Artists and Scientists: Adria Arch and Sara Seager, Deputy Science Director of the MIT-led NASA mission, TESS; Freedom Baird and Daniella Malin, Senior Program Director, Agriculture and Climate, Sustainable Food Lab; Lisa Barthelson and Juliana Birnbaum, Senior Editor and Program Director, Project Regeneration; Casey Figueroa and Terrius Harris, Obama Scholar, Artist, Advocate, Educator and Strategist on Indigenous, Climate and Economic Issues; Raquel Fornasaro and Professor John Sterman, Director MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative; Mags Harries and Nadia Szeinbaum, Senior Scientist, Beyond Meat; Michelle Lougee and William Moomaw, Emeritus Professor of International Environmental Policy, Tufts University; Ilana Manolson and Janine Benyus, Co-Founder, Biomimicry Institute; Victor Pacheco and Paul Krishen, Professor, School for the Environment Research Director, Stone Living Lab, University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Nancy Selvage and Josh Goldman, Project Leader, Greener Grazing.

Central to the inspiration for this exhibit is the Climate Bathtub analogy, which makes complex concepts of greenhouse gas pollutants (faucet outflow), atmospheric CO2 concentration (tub), and climate change mitigation (drain) accessible to individuals of all ages. Outdoors interpretative sculptures reflecting the bathtub metaphor’s systems dynamics will express an art/science collaborative vision for our climate future.

The Umbrella is ADA accessible, and provides free parking and free admission to its visual arts galleries.


Thursday, April 11, 5-7:30PM
Opening reception and environmental mixer, artist-scientist panel discussion, and remarks by public officials and the curators.

Saturday, April 20, 1-5PM
Youth Forward Climate Action Day, featuring Mend-a-thon, Youth-led guided tours, Free Family Fun Activity, “Heartbeat Space” projection installation by Casey Figueroa, Eco Slow Fashion Show, and other activities. This event is offered in association with the Cooler Concord Festival.

April 2 - May 5
Global Warming Series 2018-2023
On view in the second floor gallery, the complimentary exhibition,, features watercolor monotypes by self-described apocoloptimist, artist Jane Goldman. Opening reception Saturday, April 27, 3-5PM.

For additional detail, event schedules, artist statements and bios, images, directions and more visit TheUmbrellaArts.org/Tapped-In



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Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM



Street Address

The Umbrella Arts Center, 40 Stow Street
Concord, MA 01742


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