We believe that the arts have the power to transform individuals, and to transform society.
Studying art promotes close looking, creative thinking, and problem-solving.
Educating students from all backgrounds is an incredibly effective way to help us change our world for the better.
We are hosting a virtual fundraiser and hope that you can join us, and hear directly from students who have been impacted by studying in our department, as well as from faculty who have devoted their careers to teaching emerging artists and art historians. We will be sharing work by students and faculty and will close the evening with a raffle of a works generously donated by faculty and staff members.
If you are not able to join us, but want to support our efforts, please make a donation in any amount by using the link below. Please share this invitation with others who may be moved to support our efforts. By donating towards our scholarship fund, you will make a tremendous difference in someone’s life by giving them an education in the arts—and giving them the chance to change the world.
Union Hall hosts a live conversation with Alejandra Abad, featured artist in Co-Terminous, to discuss her site specific installation BIOME vs. BORDERS. Alejandra Abad is a current candidate in the MFA program.
Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, distinguished professor of Environmental Biology at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. As the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants, Kimmerer has earned wide acclaim. Kimmerer's interests in restoration include not only restoration of ecological communities, but restoration of our kinship to land.
Join us for an afternoon featuring a presentation by Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer, followed by a discussion between the author and Dr. Clint Carroll, Associate Professor, CU Ethnic Studies and a general Q&A session. This presentation is sponsored by the CU Museum of Natural History and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's 2020-2021 Sawyer Seminar "Environmental Futures"at the University of Colorado Boulder (an interdisciplinary project including NEST Studio for the Arts, the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies, Art & Art History, and the Natural Hazards Center).