May 11–19, 2018
May 11, 2018, 5–8PM
The reception will also serve as a book release event for New Media Futures: The Rise of Women in the Digital Arts, co-edited by Ellen Sandor, Donna Cox, and Janine Fron.
May 15, 2018, 5–8PM
The Art and Design of the Doomsday Clock. The Doomsday Clock has been called “the most iconic graphic design of the twentieth century” and it continues to stop the news cycle around the world at its yearly setting. This event explores Marty Langsdorf’s role as a Chicago artist, and the mid-century modern influences that helped her create the globally-recognized Doomsday Clock symbol. Discussants include design historian Michael J. Golec, Department Chair and Design History Coordinator at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; art historian Maggie Taft, co-editor of the forthcoming book Art in Chicago: From the Fire to Now; moderated by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists president and CEO Rachel Bronson.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists engages science leaders, policy makers, and the interested public on the topics of nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies. They do this through their award winning journal, Doomsday Clock, public–access website, and regular set of convenings.
It is Two Minutes to Midnight, installation views at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, 2018