The Big World: Alternative Landscapes in the Modern Era

Dates: Ongoing through June 2, 2024 Location: The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami, FL Schedule: Weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The Big World: Alternative Landscapes in the Modern Era

The Big World: Alternative Landscapes in the Modern Era" at The Wolfsonian-FIU presents an unconventional take on landscape art, stretching beyond traditional scenic views to encapsulate the changing environmental and industrial impacts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Exhibition Highlights:

  • Broad Perspective: This exhibit redefines landscape art by incorporating diverse media, from paintings and decorative arts to unique items like a grand piano, each telling a story of environmental and industrial change.

  • Historical Scope: Covering a period from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s, the exhibition captures a time of significant transformation in how landscapes were viewed and depicted, reflecting the global growth and its effects on natural and urban environments.

  • Thematic Depth: "The Big World" delves into themes of pristine nature, its radical transformation through urbanization and industrialization, and the marks left by warfare and environmental neglect. This narrative challenges visitors to reconsider their perceptions of landscape in the context of historical and contemporary environmental issues.

Visiting the Exhibition: Ideal for those interested in art, history, and environmental studies, "The Big World" offers a critical look at how landscapes have been represented and interpreted in response to global changes. The exhibition provides an insightful perspective on how art mirrors societal shifts and the evolving relationship between humans and their environments. Whether you're an art aficionado or a student of history, this exhibition provides a thought-provoking exploration of the world as seen through diverse artistic lenses.