Tag: Climate

Uffizi Launches $51 M. Project to Safeguard Garden from Climate Shifts – ARTnews.com

The Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Italy, has unveiled plans for a €50 million ($51 million) landscaping project that aims to safeguard its beloved Boboli Gardens against the effects of climate change. Dubbed “Boboli 2030” the redesign plan will be carried out across 40 separate projects, some of which will also upgrade the gardens’ energy efficiency. The sprawling garden park, a vast section of the Uffizi ...

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Climate Activists Stage Glue Protest at the Uffizi—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines A STICKY SITUATION. Glue-wielding climate activists have hit another art museum, this time in Italy, the Associated Press reports. After a string of high-profile incidents in the United Kingdom in recent weeks that have involved protesters gluing themselves to the frames of famed artworks, hoping to draw attention to global warming, a man and woman ...

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Climate Activists Glue Themselves to Boccioni Sculpture in Milan – ARTnews.com

Last week, activists from the Italian climate action organization Ultima Generazione (Last Generation) attached themselves to Botticelli’s Primavera (ca. 1480), held in the Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence. Then, on July 30, the activists targeted another work: Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (1913) by Umberto Boccioni, which is held by the Museo del Novecento in Milan. “We do not let ourselves be arrested lightly but we ...

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Community-Based Public Art Initiative in Chicago Aims to Spur Climate Action | Chicago News

A community-based art initiative is pushing for more public artwork across Chicago’s neighborhoods. Earth Art Chicago is awarding nearly $550,000 to 11 arts organizations throughout the city. The projects will raise awareness about climate and environmental issues with a goal of sparking action in communities. For more information about the program visit earthartchicago.org. Follow Angel Idowu on Twitter: @angelidowu3 Angel Idowu is the JCS Fund of the DuPage ...

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Climate Activists Glued Themselves to Botticelli’s ‘Primavera’  – ARTnews.com

One of the most famous paintings of the Renaissance, Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera, was the centerpiece of a protest by climate activists last week at the Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence. On July 22, a man and a woman from the activist group Ultima Generazione glued themselves to the glass protecting the painting with help from a third activist, who unfurled a banner reading “Ultima Generazione No ...

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Climate activists in Italy glue themselves to Botticelli painting | Environmental activism

Environmental protesters have glued themselves to the glass protecting Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera which is on display at an art gallery in Florence.The activists, from the climate activist group Ultima Generazione (Last Generation), said the protest was the first in “a new season of actions” targeting museums. It appeared inspired by Just Stop Oil activists in the UK who recently conducted a similar campaign of ...

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Climate Protestors Arrested at Glasgow Museum—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines POLICE BLOTTER. Two Belgians who were arrested by Dutch police following the jewelry robbery at TEFAF in Maastricht earlier this week have been released without charges, the Associated Press reports. An investigation has cleared them; no one else has been arrested in connection with the brazen crime. And in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday, the Evening Standard reports, five people involved ...

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Experts Discuss Protecting Cultural Heritage Amid Ukraine War And Climate Change – ARTnews.com

The war in Ukraine and the looming threat of climate change have thrust the issue of safeguarding cultural heritage to the center of conversation among arts and cultural professionals. On Saturday, the New York edition of TEFAF, Europe’s premier art fair, featured a panel discussion devoted to the subject under the title “First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Crisis.” The panel, which drew a ...

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