At the Mosesian Center for the Arts, we know that the arts intersect with and have an impact on so many other facets of our communities and our lives: arts and health, arts and education, arts and social justice, arts and economic development, arts and the environment, and so much more.

On this site and MCA social media, we’ll explore one of these topics each month for the next few months. Watch for profiles of people and organizations; resources and information; discussions with experts and commentators; and how the arts impact communities globally, nationally, and locally.

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Recent Facts and Features

Climate and Art

Sometimes, art can advocate for environmental causes and also be installed in the environment that it’s meant to protect. In 2013, Rising Waters (originally titled Rising Tides) was conceived by Newton, Massachusetts resident Susan Israel, an architect and artist. (The name change from Rising Tides was to include freshwater flooding in rivers and from rainfall.)Continue reading “Climate and Art”

Art in Nature: Armenia Tree Project

Art intersects with the environment in many ways. Art can draw attention to environmental causes, as it does with social justice causes. Art installations can become part of an environment or affect an environment. Some environmental artists work with natural materials or objects in the environment. And some artists’ work directly preserves the environment. YouContinue reading “Art in Nature: Armenia Tree Project”

Arts and the Environment

Name a local artist whose work is on the cutting edge of environmentalism and social change. Do you have one? You might. How about one from over 150 years ago? You might think that using art to affect social change—especially when it comes to the environment and sustainability—is new. The truth is that nature andContinue reading “Arts and the Environment”