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UA Gallery Exhibit: Dangerous Landscapes

Friday, September 24, 2021 9am to 4pm

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The University of Alabama Gallery and the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative are proud to present the exhibition, Dangerous Landscapes: Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Progress in the Age of Climate Change, August 6 through September 24, 2021, with a First Friday reception on September 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dangerous Landscapes, organized by Dr. Teresa Cribelli and artist and Assistant Professor Allison Grant, places contemporary photographs of chemical and fossil fuel industries in West Alabama by Grant in dialog with large-scale reproductions of nineteenth-century images of progress in nature that symbolize boundless possibility and unending natural resources and asks viewers to consider how present-day climate change has resulted from the environmental legacy of nineteenth-century ideas of progress.


Dangerous Landscapes is funded by a Joint Pilot for Arts Research grant from the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative, an interdisciplinary, arts-focused research engine that maximizes the impact of faculty arts research. Click here to read more about the exhibition.


Image credit: left: “The West Branch Of Bellows Falls,” in Picturesque America or The Land We Live in (New York: D. Appleton, 1872); right: Allison Grant, “In the Vines,” 2019, archival inkjet print.


The University of Alabama Gallery is an essential part of the education and development of UA students and our community. The gallery, located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa, is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm and First Fridays 12:00 noon-7:00 pm. Have questions or need assistance? Call (205) 345-3038. 

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