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St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is hosting a new exhibition, “Green Revolution,” an eco-friendly, minimal carbon footprint exhibition created by the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago and distributed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
“Green Revolution” engages children and their families by addressing critical issues concerning the future health of our planet. The exhibition by SITES and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry gives host organizations the power to build and control their own “eco-zibit.” The Quick Center for the Arts has been designing and collecting used materials to repurpose into creative and educational displays that will inspire people of every age to be part of the “Green Revolution.”
This hands-on exhibition will build awareness of our fragile earth and demonstrate solutions to more effectively protect our air, water, soil and wildlife. Parts of the exhibition explore renewable energy, making good ecological choices and reducing waste. Displays give practical tips on how to “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.”
The exhibition, located on the second floor of the Quick Center in the Paul W. Beltz Gallery, is on view through December.
This version of “Green Revolution” is based on an exhibition originally created by the Museum of Science and Industry and made available by SITES. The typical recipe for a traveling museum exhibition is to pack objects into crates, load them onto trucks, and then to have those trucks travel highways to museums across the country.
“Green Revolution,” however, is an innovative museum exhibition with virtually no carbon footprint. Participating venues receive all of the necessary design files and instructions digitally, allowing them to construct their very own homegrown “eco-zibit” from reused and recycled materials found within their community.
SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for more than 60 years. The Quick Center for the Arts and St. Bonaventure University are proud to present “Green Revolution.”
This version of Green Revolution is based on an exhibition originally created by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, and its Black Creativity Council, and is made available by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.
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