Exhibit - Inspired by Nature: The Art and Activism of Charley Harper

Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 at 10:00am

Union Terminal
1301 Western Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45203

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Environmentalism through art and whimsy

Beloved artist Charley Harper (1922-2007) saw the natural world around him with empathy and whimsy. He revealed the natural world through geometric reduction and imagined the similarities between human and wild animal behaviors in witty prose. Each painting had an accompanying short story that provided insight into the whimsy with which he viewed the natural world – and the environmental issues facing it.

The exhibition is more than an art gallery – it challenges us to confront alarming issues threatening the Earth and its inhabitants, including global warming, water pollution and habitat destruction. He believed humor made it easier to encourage changes in our attitudes toward environmental concerns. His accompanying text offers a cheeky quip about the realities of the wild or a stark message for future – now current – generations facing serious environmental issues.

Explore 30 of Harper’s iconic works from the collections of Cincinnati Museum Center and select donors in Inspired by Nature: The Art and Activism of Charley Harper July 17 – November 8.

Entry: Free for Members or included with Museum Admission

Museum Admission
Adult: $14.50
Seniors: $13.50
Ages 3-12: $10.50
Ages 1-2: $5.50
Under 1 yr: FREE
Member Adult: FREE
Member Child: FREE

Location: Union Terminal.

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