Earth Day at 50: The Human Planet with Andrew Revkin and George Steinmetz
Bruce Presents, the Bruce Museum’s monthly series of special programs featuring thought leaders in the fields of art and science, continues on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30 pm with Earth Day at 50: The Human Planet with Andrew Revkin and George Steinmetz.
Renowned science writer Andrew Revkin and acclaimed exploration photographer George Steinmetz will discuss their collaboration on the new book, The Human Planet: Earth at the Dawn of the Anthropocene (Abrams, 2020). Featuring 200 four-color photographs taken from Steinmetz’s signature aerial vantage point, The Human Planet is a sweeping visual chronicle of Earth, revealing both its untrammeled natural features and the human project that relentlessly redesigns its surface in its quest to build shelter, grow food, generate energy, and create beauty through art and architecture.
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this lavish new book is a primary document of the dawn of the Anthropocene, the new era in the geological history when, by growing scientific consensus, humanity’s actions have joined natural forces in powerfully shaping our planet’s future.
Admission to Earth Day at 50: The Human Planet with Andrew Revkin and George Steinmetz on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, is $30 for Museum members, $45 for non-members. A signed copy of the book is included with the purchase of a ticket. Doors open at 6:20 pm; a reception with light bites and beverages begins at 6:30 pm, with the discussion at 7:00 pm, followed by a Q&A with the audience. To reserve your seat, visit this page at brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376.
- Scott Smith