“Curator Pennie Taylor and artist David Buckley Borden received a Community Curator grant for an exhibition that explores the urban ecology of Somerville, scheduled October 2018. Triple Decker Ecology includes selected objects from the Somerville Museum collection, and new works that consider site-specific environmental issues, made by artist David Buckley
Borden and collaborators. Project research uses the museum’s historic collection and knowledge from community stakeholders on topics including urban wilds, waterways, and species. Borden will create a dozen “proposals” for a trail of sculptures that communicate science stories to passers-by.The exhibit team will realize several of the proposals, with an anchor piece outside the museum on Central St. Inside the museum, collection items will be installed with process works to highlight local ecological history. The artworks will activate, raising awareness as objects and spurring direct action through programming with scientists, communicators, and community groups”
Opening on Thursday October 11, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
On view October 11 – December 9, 2018
#1 Westwood Rd, Somerville, 02143