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225 Holliday Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

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In this group show at The Peale and related programs in Baltimore’s schools and communities, curator and Baker Prize-winning artist, Lynne Parks, invites us to consider how our city’s architecture and the built environment impact the natural ecosystems in the Anthropocene, the new geological era in which human activity has dramatically altered the Earth through climate change and other influences.

Some of the artists in the show examine ornithology, the scientific study of birds; some play with the methods involved. How do we use the technological advances we’ve made at a cost to the natural world in order to save it? How do we imitate birds and what does it reveal about our perception of them? How does extinction disclose domination and exploitation in political systems? How are birds as symbols used in these narratives?

Parks asks the community to weigh in on these issues. In workshops, Baltimore City students will respond with their own art. Sightings and stories of the natural world in Baltimore will be collected from city residents with the “Be Here Stories” app. What do birds mean to you?

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Photo: Lynne Parks, missing birds, photograph, 2017.

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