FLUX: Water in Art and Science

October 12, 2016

An Oct. 21 talk, Flux: Water in Art and Science, will explore how water—acting simultaneously as a biological, ecological, social, political and aesthetic phenomenon—informs and inspires pursuits in the humanities and hard sciences.

The work of Sarah FitzSimons, a professor in the Art Department, evokes the natural world while being installed in and upon it. Steve Carpenter, director for the Center for Limnology, is a world-renowned water scholar who has devoted his career to research around freshwater, adaptive ecosystem management and social-ecological system resilience. Both are on the program that will begin at 3:30 p.m. and conclude at 4:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, Room150, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave. The public is welcome to attend the talk, reception and exhibit viewing.

The talk will be followed by a reception and viewing of an accompanying exhibit, “Title/Tidal: Book Arts and Water,” 4:45-6 p.m., Kohler Art Library, Room 160, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building.
The exhibit and talk are sponsored by the Friends of the UW Madison Libraries and co-hosted by the Kohler Art Library and the Wisconsin Water Library at UW-Madison. For information on the exhibit, see library.wisc.edu/art/exhibits/physical-exhibits/