2016 – MIST OF THE EARTH
Mist of the Earth Exhibit
Tuesday, October 18 Exhibition viewing 6:15pm, Suite 391, Regents Hall Panel Discussion 7:00pm, Fisher Colloquium, McDonough School of Business School
To celebrate the opening of its new home on the Georgetown campus, the Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI) is collaborating with the Walsh School of Foreign Service and its Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA) program to bring Brazilian artist Denise Milan, her vision, and her exhibition Mist of the Earth to our University community. Documenting the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and its indigenous people, the exhibition urges as well as enables its audience to envision and reflect upon the environmental and cultural challenges of development and sustainability.
As a catalyst for cross-disciplinary exploration of environmental change, the Mist of the Earth exhibition will open with the STIA 2016 Loewy Lecture, a convening of experts from across disciplines who will bring their perspectives to and engage the audience in the exhibition themes. After an exhibition viewing and opening remarks by the artist, the evening will flow into a round-table dialogue with the audience and the panelists who will include:
Anna Celenza, Georgetown's Thomas E. Caestecker Professor of Music (moderator); Jerome Friedman, MIT Institute Professor Emeritus and 1990 Nobel Laureate in Physics for the discovery of quarks; Manuela Mena, Art Historian, Senior Curator of 18th-Century Painting and Goya at the Museo Nacional del Prado; Naomi Moniz, Georgetown Associate Professor of Portuguese Emerita; and Peter Seligmann, Chairman and CEO, Conservation International