- Event Time 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
- Event Start Date 11/26/2021
- Event Location Emerson Weaver Room
A Year Without Summer by Courtney Blazon
Jessie Wilber Gallery & Emerson Lobby
September 10 – November 26, 2021
Exhibit opening with Art Walk, Friday, September 10 | 4-8pm
This series of surrealistic and symbolist drawings link the far-reaching effects of the 1815 eruption of the Tambora volcano in Indonesia. Modern climate science and meteorology, the opening of the Northwest Passage, the Chinese opium trade, gothic horror, and American westward expansion are just some of the surprising consequences demonstrating the global impact of this singular event and offer caution to our current man-made climate state.
Large works in the Jessie Wilber Gallery show the associated events and global effects tied to the 1815 eruption of the Tambora volcano. The Emerson Lobby shows a series of narrative portraits of the historical figures appearing in the large works in the Jessie Wilber Gallery, as well as a salon style collection of portraits featuring prominent literary figure, both fictional and real, whose fame emerged from The Year Without Summer.
A Year Without Summer is on display in the Jessie Wilber Gallery and the Emerson Lobby September 10 – November 26, 2021. The Jessie Wilber Gallery is open M – F, 10am – 5pm. Masks and social distance are required in the gallery.