Saving the planet with famous artworks and high-tech exhibits

The Living Breakwaters installation at the New-York Historical Society's Hudson Rising climate exhibition. The show highlights activism over the years to save the Hudson River.
The Living Breakwaters installation at the New-York Historical Society's Hudson Rising climate exhibition. The show highlights activism over the years to save the Hudson River.PHOTO: NYTIMES

NEW YORK • Saving the planet is not just the subject of passionate political debate. It is at the heart of a growing number of museum exhibitions in the United States this year, including the works of old masters and exhibits built with high-tech innovations, designed to inspire artistic appreciation and a desire to respond to environmental challenges.

The shows include the much-anticipated Hudson Rising at the New-York Historical Society; Nature's Nation: American Art And Environment in Salem, Massachusetts, which looks at 300 years of American art through an environmental lens; Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present And Future) in Boulder, Colorado. And more.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2019, with the headline 'Saving the planet with famous artworks and high-tech exhibits'. Subscribe