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Hannah FogelFollow

Major

Political Science

Anticipated Graduation Year

2020

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Open Access

Abstract

In 1871, Thomas Moran, an American landscape painter, created The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a painting that only a year later inspired President Ulysses S. Grant to preserve Yellowstone as the world’s first national park. Eco-aesthetics and environmental moralism continue to be intertwined today just as they were then, as aesthetics continue to affect how much people care about environmental policy and decision making and what aspects they most care about. In my project, I explore this connection in relation to art activism and how it affects art activism’s place in the environmental movement.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. John Donoghue, Associate Professor, Department of History

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Painting a Movement: The Importance of Ecoaesthetics and the Necessity of Art Activism in the Environmental Movement

In 1871, Thomas Moran, an American landscape painter, created The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, a painting that only a year later inspired President Ulysses S. Grant to preserve Yellowstone as the world’s first national park. Eco-aesthetics and environmental moralism continue to be intertwined today just as they were then, as aesthetics continue to affect how much people care about environmental policy and decision making and what aspects they most care about. In my project, I explore this connection in relation to art activism and how it affects art activism’s place in the environmental movement.