9/17/20 - 7/31/21

New Ecologies: Gatherings Around the Art and Ideas of Our Time is a series of virtual programs that bring together artists, thinkers, and practitioners working across disciplines—many connected directly to the environs of the Berkshire community where the Williams College Museum of Art is located—in conversations that explore the interdisciplinary connections between art, community, humanity, and environment. The idea for the program stems from both an understanding of ecology as the scientific study of organisms’ relationships to one another and to their physical surroundings, as well as a consideration of the root of the word eco, which comes from the Greek oikos, meaning home. These gatherings prompt consideration about the role of art, creativity, and making—in all forms—in the understanding of our place within communities and the natural world.

Program videos

New Ecologies: Sustenance | February 4, 2021

New Ecologies: Art Outdoors | September 17, 2020

Program resources

• Learn more about the In the Public Eye exhibition, curated by Elyse Mack, MA ’20, here.

• Explore outdoor sculpture at Williams College and Field Farm here.

• Access the Northern Berkshires Art Outside Tour here.

• Learn more about Alice Aycock’s work here.

• Learn more about Ursula von Rydingsvard’s work here.

• Learn more about Rona Pondick’s work here.

New Ecologies: Landscapes | July 30, 2020

Program resources

• Learn more about the Landmarks exhibition, curated by Curator of American Art Horace Ballard, here.

• Read the Landmarks exhibition catalogue. Field Notes, here. The digital publication considers issues as diverse as climate change, critical race theory, and photography’s digital turn. It ranges across 100 years of the history of photography and models what contemporary curatorial praxis and institutional  critique look like from within the museum itself.

• Visit the Decolonial Atlas website mentioned in the introduction to tonight’s talk here.

• Learn more about artist Michael Kolster’s work here.

• Learn more about Christine DeLucia’s work here.

• Learn more about Pallavi Sen’s work here. You can also read this interview with Pallavi about her pollinator meadow here.