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Dana Simson 

When: Through Jan. 11, 2020
Phone: 802-388-2117
It’s increasingly common for artists to take up the cause of endangered species, and for good reason. But perhaps not many use the medium of ceramics. In an exhibition titled “the animals are innocent” at Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Maryland artist, author and environmentalist Dana Simson presents ceramic boats as well as paintings featuring animals and a message. Unlike grim images of starving polar bears and plastic-entangled turtles, however, Simson’s works are gaily colorful and kind of adorable. But if her folk-art style is beguiling, her goal is serious: to show that animals are losing habitat and food resources, and suffering as a result of pollution and climate change.

Other Upcoming Events at Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History

  • Talk: 'Spirited Vermont — Green Mountain Mediums, Mystics and Miracle Workers' (Art Events)

    • Thu., Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Free with museum admission
  • Joseph Citro (Talks)

    • Thu., Oct. 17, 7 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12; preregister; limited space.
  • 'Conjuring the Dead: Spirit Art in the Age of Radical Reform' (Shows)

    • Through Jan. 11, 2020
  • Talk: 'The Devil's Cabinet: The Eddy Family of Spirit Mediums' (Art Events)

    • Thu., Oct. 24, 7 p.m.
  • Jason Smiley (Talks)

    • Thu., Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Regular admission, $3-12; preregister; limited space.

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