What does our planet’s sustainability mean to you? Join Ann Arbor Climate Mobilization and the U-M Museum of Art for a Die-in to take place in the UMMA exhibition The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene. This event is intended to raise awareness about both the climate crisis and the sixth extinction and rally our community to fight for a sustainable future.
A “die-in” is a protest meant to illustrate what is at stake if we don’t act. The event will start with the die-in inside the Museum where participants will lie or sit motionless in the gallery for eleven minutes (symbolizing the number of years we have left to enact meaningful change and avert the worst climate catastrophes). Following this, participants will meet on the Museum steps and hear the words of local speakers addressing our current environmental situation.
Meet in the Taubman Gallery, 2nd floor. Please leave large signs outside the Museum; UMMA will have a place to leave these and other items that pose a safety risk inside the building.
The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene is organized by the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida and curated by Kerry Oliver-Smith, Harn Museum of Art Curator of Contemporary Art. Support for the exhibition is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, UF Office of the Provost, National Endowment for the Arts, C. Frederick and Aase B. Thompson Foundation, Ken and Laura Berns, Daniel and Kathleen Hayman, Ken and Linda McGurn, Susan Milbrath, an anonymous foundation, UF Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere, UF Office of Research and Robert and Carolyn Thoburn, with additional support from a group of environmentally-minded supporters, the Robert C. and Nancy Magoon Contemporary Exhibition and Publication Endowment, Harn Program Endowment, and the Harn Annual Fund.
Lead support for the local presentation of this exhibition is provided by Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch, the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Michigan Medicine, Tom Porter in honor of the Michigan Climate Action Network, the Herbert W. and Susan L. Johe Endowment, and the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design and School for Environment and Sustainability.