Michener Art Museum Planning Virtual Earth Day Celebration

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DOYLESTOWN, PA — The Michener Art Museum, temporarily closed due the coronavirus pandemic, is planning a virtual Virtual Earth Day celebration on April 22.

A full day of virtual programming has been curated to honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. It's being held in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Rising Tides: Contemporary Art and the Ecology of Water.

The virtual Earth Day will feature online performances, discussions, and presentations focusing on how artists and community members are tackling issues surrounding climate change.

All events are free with registration, but do have maximum capacities.

Here is the schedule:

Bucks County Free Library presents NJ Snake Man at 10 a.m.: Kick off your Earth Day by heading over to the Bucks County Free Library Facebook page to check out a brand new video from reptile educator Steven Lengen, aka the NJ Snake Man.

Ants on a Log! For Lunch! from 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m.: This special live interactive lunchtime performance will feature a Philly favorite “kindie” music group called Ants on a Log. This performance is recommended for children ages 4 to 12.

Student Climate Panel from 1:00-1:45 p.m.: Join the Michener as area students address the vital climate questions shaping their future. This online event will feature a panel discussion with local high school and college students discussing the cultural and scientific impact of the climate crisis movement followed by questions and conversation from the virtual audience. Ages: 14 – Adult.

Art of Stillness: Earth Day Edition from 2 to 3 p.m.: Immerse yourself in a single artwork with careful observation. Hosted via Zoom, this virtual experience is designed to encourage a closer look at artwork. Ages: 12 – Adult.

Backyards to Big Farms: Biodiversity in our Food Systems from 3:30-4:30 p.m.: Join Dr. Sarah Dohle, Assistant Professor of Plant Science, at Delaware Valley University for a special Earth Day Zoom webinar. Conserving and utilizing plant genetic diversity will help to build a more resilient and high-quality food system in the face of climate change. This talk will highlight the value of preserving and utilizing diverse crop relatives and some tips for home gardeners and consumers to actively help to diversify our food system.A Q and A with Dr. Dohle will follow. Ages: 14 – Adult.

Rising Tides Artist Happy Hour from 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Artists from the upcoming Rising Tides exhibition gather round the virtual table to discuss the role of artists in the face of climate change and social upheaval. BYOB for this casual and candid discussion moderated by Curator Laura Igoe, which will also feature your questions for the exhibiting artists and curator. Participating artists: Emily Brown, Diane Burko, Marguerita Hagan, Pat Martin and Stacy Levy. Ages: Adult.

This article originally appeared on the Doylestown Patch

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