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“Can Art Save the Planet? A Symposium on Art and Planetary Health”

April 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

bee mural on a barn rooftop

Artist Matthew Willey stands beside his rooftop mural on a barn in Lyons, Nebraska.

Our world depends on a healthy planet—our economy, our individual and societal health and ultimately the fate of our species. When one thinks of advancing planetary health, some common roles come to mind: doctors, biologists, environmentalists, sociologists and educators; however, art is an often-overlooked discipline that can can also advance planetary health.

In this daylong symposium, interdisciplinary partners from the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, College of Veterinary Medicine, and the School of Wildlife Sciences aim to integrate the arts and health sciences in a way that will facilitate a global conversation among Auburn faculty. Through presentations and breakout sessions facilitated by distinguished guests and leading Auburn researchers, participants will discover the myriad ways that the visual arts can be used to address public and planetary health issues.

A working lunch will be provided to attendees. Please register by Monday, April 8. Auditorium seating is open and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Learn more about the symposium program and speakers.

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Dr. Sarah Zohdy


Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
901 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36849 United States
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