Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Happenings at the Hood

The Hood Museum of Art in Hanover has several interesting opportunities to explore art and our environment this Spring. The show Nature Transformed: Edward Burtynsky's Vermont Quarry Photographs in Context opened April 21st and runs through August 19th, and the museum has a lineup of corresponding lectures, tours and a day trip that will bring the artist's work to life.

Edward Burtynsky is known as one of Canada’s most respected photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of over fifty major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California.

Burtynsky’s vivid and iconic photographs of the quarries of Vermont are explored within the context of the geological and social history of the area, including in particular the Italian immigrant stoneworkers in the marble quarries around Rutland and the granite quarries near Barre.

Rock of Ages #7, Active Granite Section, Wells-Lamson Quarry, Barre, Vermont, 1991

Visit the Hood's website here for more information and the schedule of events surrounding this remarkable show.

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