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MoFA Presents “Rising Water: Artists Working in Response to Hurricanes”

Published January 10, 2020

“Destroy This Memory” by Richard Misrach

Rising Water: Artists Working in Response to Hurricanes

January 16 – March 28, 2020

Opening Reception January 16, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) is excited to announce the opening of its latest exhibition, Rising Water. Featuring the work of artists from across hurricane impacted areas of the United States, this show explores how we can center creativity, empathy, and humanity in planning for a future that will include increasingly violent storms.

This exhibition brings together artists who have documented and been influenced by Hurricanes Katrina, Harvey, Hugo, and Maria and who explore the broader ramifications of climate change and weather in the southeastern United States. Featuring work by Willie Birch, Keith Calhoun, Frances Gallardo, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Aspen Mays, Chandra McCormick, Richard Misrach, and Sarah Welch, Rising Water connects Tallahassee and the Florida Panhandle with a broader community of those impacted by hurricanes.

Every Thursday evening during the run of the exhibition, MoFA will host a free public program exploring the role of hurricanes in our community. Ranging from lectures by artists and scientists to film screenings and makers events, these programs are opportunities for visitors to learn more about the work in the exhibition, reflect and share their own experiences, and engage with the important climate and weather research being done across Florida State University and the Southeastern region.

This exhibition is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Tallahassee and Leon County Council on Culture & Arts.