Studying the Landscape

The University Art Gallery is delighted to present Philip Juras' Studying the Landscape: Observation, Conservation, and Restoration, featuring twenty-five oil paintings depicting endangered grassland, savanna, and woodland environments, all dependent on recurring disturbances like fire, flood, or grazing. The exhibition will be on view in the University Art Gallery from January 16 through March 31. (The UAG will be closed for Spring Break, March 6 through 16, 2024.)

Landscape paintings invite and construct a relationship between the viewer and the place depicted. For Juras, “in these “natural” landscapes, humans are very much a part of nature, rather than apart from it.”

Please join us! The artist will join Dr. Deb McGrath (Biology, Sewanee Integrated Program in the Environment) on January 31 at 5 p.m. in Guerry Auditorium to discuss painting and the observation and conservation of ecosystems.



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