• On the Road / Times Two

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    Our three-year-long running exhibition “Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art” continues to draw attention and momentum after traveling to Oslo, Mexico City, Tijuana, San Diego, Chicago, Atlanta, Dakar, and New Orleans, reaching an audience of over 300,000 people. It’s next stop on the tour is the Redline, a contemporary art center in Denver, Colorado, to open June 1. The show will then travel to the Calgary Art Gallery and the South African National Gallery in 2013. We were recently mentioned in The Economist and the show is spawning offshoot projects and exhibitions such as Off the Beaten Path/AFRICA, and the AWARE/OWARE: A Game for Female Empowerment, which has both a life-size physical version and an electronic version, currently in the making.

    Our newest exhibition, “Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art, and Invention,” is set to open at The Field Museum in Chicago on May 22. Inspired by nature’s amazing design concepts, “Nature’s Toolbox” offers innovative, eye-capturing images and stories that help visitors understand and appreciate the interdependence between the millions species on earth — including humans — and the quality of the environment we share. We asked artists to use nature’s wisdom as the inspiration for new artworks. They explored its genius and found opportunities for invention by employing the lessons nature offers. We learn, for example, how by mimicking nature we can harness energy from algae, create fabric with the strength of a spider’s web, self-medicate like a chimp, create amphibian cities with the structure of a lily pad, and build walls made from sugar. See the full list of participating artists and more about “Nature’s Toolbox” here.

    I hope you can join us at the opening of our exhibitions. Whether you can attend or not, please check back on our blog and Facebook pages for updates on our projects.

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