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The Exhibition

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“Great, thought-provoking, sacred, inspiring exhibit”

Third Coast Disrupted premiered at the Glass Curtain Gallery - Columbia College Chicago, September 8, 2020, through February 19, 2021. The show took on new form – with new versions of some of the artworks – at the historic Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, in Riverwoods, Illinois, May 7 - August 22, 2021.


Third Coast Disrupted:

Artists + Scientists on Climate


An exhibition of commissioned artworks culminating a yearlong conversation between artists and scientists centered on climate change impacts and solutions in the Chicago region.


Through science-inspired sculpture, painting, collage, video, and installation, the artworks examine local impacts – happening here and now – ranging from extreme heat to flooding to habitat loss, and more. They also shine light on local solutions underway, like backyard habitat restoration and nature-based approaches to slowing stormwater. Some imagine future possibilities.   


The works weave together a story – from the intensely personal to the observational, and from a cellular to grand scale – of what is happening and what is possible in our region.


Enjoy a virtual tour of the exhibition and peruse the exhibition catalog. 


See Rosemary Holliday Hall's River of Shadows video and Meredith Leich's Deep Tunnel animated video from the show.

Meet the curatorial team, and the artists and scientists.

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