Columbia College Chicago

Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on Climate 

Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on Climate 

In an effort to keep our staff and audience safe in the Covid pandemic, Glass Curtain Gallery and C33 Gallery will be closed beginning January 16th through January 25. Please view this website for our live Glass Curtain Gallery webcam, our artist profile series and archived event videos.

When gallery hours resume the gallery will re-open with the following hours:

Gallery hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Capacity of gallery is 10 visitors and masks are required.
The Gallery will be CLOSED in observance of Winter Break from December 21-January 11, 2021

Third Coast Disrupted: Artists + Scientists on Climate is an exhibition of newly commissioned artworks culminating a yearlong conversation between artists and scientists centered on climate change impacts and solutions in the Chicago region.

Through science-inspired sculpture, painting, collage and more, the artworks examine local impacts -- happening here and now -- ranging from extreme heat to flooding to habitat loss, and more. They also shine light on local solutions underway, like "cool roofs," nature-based approaches to slowing stormwater, and backyard habitat restoration. Some imagine future possibilities. 

Third Coast Disrupted is based on the notion that art can connect and engage with people on an emotional level. It can pique curiosity, be unexpected, tactile, interactive, evocative, and memorable. It can slow people down, inspire them to reflect, move them to talk to each other -- and spur them to act.

Curatorial Team: Project Director & Lead Curator, Christine Esposito; Science Curator, Liam Heneghan; Art Curator, Lisa Roberts; Senior Consultant, Meg Duguid

Participating artists: Jeremy Bolen, Barbara Cooper, Hector Duarte, Rosemary Holliday Hall, N. Masani Landfair, Meredith Leich, Andrew S. Yang

Participating scientists: Elena Grossman, MPH; Daniel Horton, Ph.D.; Abigail Derby Lewis, Ph.D.; Aaron Packman, Ph.D.; Katherine Moore Powell, Ph.D.; Desi Robertson-Thompson, Ph.D.; Phil Willink, Ph.D.

Friday, February 19 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605

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Exhibition, Exhibit


Students, Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces (DEPS)


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mark porter

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