The Clark Exhibition – Extreme Nature

Extreme Nature!

The Clark

November 10, 2018 – February 24, 2019


Looking largely to artistic representations that incorporate scientific observation and study, this exhibition explores how depictions of distant landscapes, tumultuous atmospheres, and natural disasters—some documentary, some invented, and many a fusion of the two—enabled viewers to reimagine the boundaries of the world around them. Reveling in nature’s unbridled power, questioning modern scientific theories, or celebrating humanity’s ability to overcome environmental extremes, artists sought to mitigate these dynamic and often destructive forces by transforming the hazardous and unknown into awe-inspiring portrayals of natural phenomena.