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ERIC Number: EJ1060379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Vanishing Ice: Art as a Tool for Documenting Climate Change
Kothe, Elsa Lenz; Maute, Mary Jo; Brewer, Chris
Art Education, v68 n2 p48-54 Mar 2015
The work of artists as naturalists, scientists, documentarians, and explorers has long been part of an interdisciplinary approach to scientific studies. As museum educators, this group of authors has gained inspiration from the exhibition Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012 (Matilsky, 2013) and discovered how historical and contemporary artists document and communicate the stunning landscapes of alpine and polar regions, portraying dramatic alterations resulting from climate change. Here, they present projects to introduce upper elementary students to the important role that artist-naturalists play in science, while exploring three themes: relationships of people to the land, art as a pedagogical tool in exploratory and scientific expeditions, and art as activism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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