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A student works on an altered book, 2021. (Photo: Caryn Davis)

Earth Love: Climate Change, Literacy, and the Immigrant Experience

Saturday, November 6, 2021

2–4 pm

Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor

Join English language students from the CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) at Queensborough Community College for special pop-up talks in our exhibition, Climate In Crisis: Environmental Change in the Indigenous Americas. Over six weeks, college-bound immigrant students discussed works of art related to climate change, inspired by the exhibition, and responded artistically to these issues through altered books—recycled books that incorporate the participants’ texts, photographs, paintings, and more—while further developing their English skills. Celebrate the culmination of the project as the participants share their books and their stories in a series of talks that emphasize how creativity and English language learning go hand-in-hand.

Free with Museum admission. All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

This class partnership project, led by Caryn T. Davis, has been generously funded by a City Artist Corps Grant. Art supplies provided by Materials for the Arts. Books and additional materials donated by the Austin Book Shop and Susan Grabel.