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SUMERGED: A Changing Global Climate

This special exhibition’s theme centered on flooding and Global Climate Change is directed by Karen Young for the Fairmount Water Works and curated by Thom Duffy.

The exhibition’s purpose is to bring focus to historic and current extreme weather events impacting our region and the Planet’s struggle for survival. The exhibition will be held in a space within the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center that has been completely submerged during recent and past floods.

The works selected for this exhibition speak to the history of the Fairmount Water Works and flooding of the Schuylkill River to open discussion of causes and effects of Global Climate Change.

Visitors will be visually submerged viewing more than 30 selected works by nineteen contemporary artists and two antique paintings. The contemporary and antique works vary in styles, mediums and materials. Photographs, prints, drawings, paintings are anchored by a site-specific installation altar piece inviting viewers to meditate and focus on the reality that is Global Climate Change.

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