Brooklyn Artist Presents Climate Change Tent Installation

Friday 17, 2017

Brooklyn-based artist James Leonard will set up a three-day installation giving climate change Tarot card readings inside a hand-sewn tent at Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum. "The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies" is being presented at the following times: 2-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 and 29; and 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Admission is free.

Leonard describes it as "performance installation and social engagement." He wanted to create a space "where participants can slow down, articulate questions and find clarity. Climate change is a universal concern. Art is the perfect place for expressing and evaluating concern.”

Leonard's visit is related to the museum's current exhibit, “Surviving the Antropocene," which looks at human’s relationships with nature and the environment through visual culture. Most of the works featured come from the museum's permanent collection.

Museum hours of operation are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday-Wednesday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information about the installation or the exhibit, visit or contact the museum at 227-2235.

Cassidy Hinshaw
Student Writer

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