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As Part of Artology: the Fusion of Art and Science at Cranbrook

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI.- —“Cape Farewell – Art & Climate Change” — the second exhibition in the series Artology: the Fusion of Art and Science at Cranbrook –explores the most challenging environmental issue of this century and is making its North American début at Cranbrook Institute of Science on January 31, 2010. Created by the artist David Buckland in 2001, the Cape Farewell project is widely acknowledged to be the most significant sustained artistic response to climate change anywhere in the world. “Art & Climate Change” brings together specially commissioned work from the artists who have voyaged with Cape Farewell on the 100 year-old sailing schooner, the Noorderlicht. Over the course of three expeditions in 2003, 2004 and 2005, the artists traveled to Spitsbergen and the Svalbard Archipelago in the Artic. Inspired by the work of the on-board climate scientists and having experienced the effects of cl