The Princeton Environmental Institute and the Princeton University Art Museum will host a conversation with journalist and author Naomi Klein at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. This event is free and open to the public, and will be livestreamed on Princeton's Media Central Live. A book signing and public reception at the Art Museum will follow.
Klein, the Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, will discuss her bestselling book "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" with writer and environmental activist Ashley Dawson, the 2017 PEI Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities. Klein's visit is timed with the major Art Museum exhibition, Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment.
Klein is the third speaker in the Art+Environment event series organized in conjunction with Nature's Nation. Other events included a public lecture by author and environmentalist Bill McKibben on Oct. 25 and the Princeton faculty panel, "Environmental Perspectives on Nature's Nation," on Nov. 30.
About Nature's Nation: The exhibition gathers more than 100 works of art — from the colonial period to the present — to examine for the first time how American artists have both reflected and shaped environmental understanding, while contributing to the emergence of a modern ecological consciousness. The exhibition is co-curated by Karl Kusserow, the John Wilmerding Curator of American Art at the Princeton University Art Museum, and Alan Braddock, the 2016 PEI Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities and the Ralph H. Wark Associate Professor of Art History and American Studies at the College of William and Mary. Nature's Nation runs through Jan. 6, 2019.