Climate change makes more news with each passing day, but Indigenous communities across the Americas have a long history with it. The Brooklyn Museum brings together more than 60 works from cultures in North, Central and South America spanning 2,800 years to show how their individual beliefs and ways of living have been altered by the changes to our climate and threats of environmental destruction brought about by European colonization. In addition to noting the impact of wildfires, droughts, glacial melt and the depletion of resources, the exhibition highlights how communities and activists are working to combat and overturn the damage.
Apr 2, 2020 — Jan 10, 2021
"Guardian of the Sea" (2004), by Preston Singletary. Courtesy, Brooklyn Museum