This Beautiful Earth

March 21, 2018 7:30 AM
Popejoy Hall

Art has long provided an impetus to social action. From the anti-war songs of the 1960s such as “Bring ‘Em Home,” to social injustice books such as “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” or “The Jungle,” to the anti-nazi editorial cartoons of the 1930s and 40s, and even government propaganda films such as “The Battleship Potemkin,” all employed the human connection to art to evoke emotion and influence society. The environment in particular has inspired artists and their works.

The University of New Mexico Wind Symphony is hosting a collaborative event to bring awareness to climate change and demonstrate how art can be an effective tool for such education.  Together with UNM’s Land Arts of the American West, Art and Ecology, the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Biology, and the Sustainability Program, the Wind Symphony presents a concert entitled “This Beautiful Earth,” and will feature music, arts and science displays and presentations on human impact on the environment. Many community groups will be on hand to provide information on action individuals can take to halt climate change.

The concert begins at 7:30pm on March 21, 2018 in Popejoy Hall. There will be lobby displays and events beginning at 7pm. A reception will follow the concert.

Tickets are available at the UNM Ticket office at the UNM Bookstore, online at, and at the door. $5 students, $8 seniors, $10 general admission. Call 505-277-8998 for more information.