Biophilia: In Excelsis Art Exhibit

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 12:00pm to Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 4:00pm
Miller Hall (PROS406) See map
406 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Free; no tickets or registration
Open to: 
General Public
Event description: 

Biophilia: In Excelsis is an art exhibition that focuses on the theme of sacred ecosystems, including oceans and forests, and their imminent transformation due to increased global warming. Curated by M. Annenberg, it brings together twenty-two artists who represent different cultural backgrounds, generations, and geographic locations, and who explore the concept of Biophilia, the love of life. It will be on view at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music’s Miller Hall at 406 Prospect Street, New Haven from March 27-May 2 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12-4 p.m. A catalog will be available with essay by art critic, Eleanor Heartney. This exhibition is sponsored by the Institute of Sacred Music’s Religion, Ecology, and Expressive Culture Initiative.


View exhibit poster

Read a review of the exhibit by New York based art writer, cultural critic, and curator, Eleanor Heartney

Mark your calendars for an opening reception at 5 p.m. on March 27 in Miller Hall with the following panelists:

  • Dr. Gavin Schmidt, Director, NASA, Goddard Institute for Space Studies
  • Artists:  Susan Hoffman Fishman, Eleanor Goldstein, and Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
  • Moderator: M. Annenberg

“The artists in Biophilia: In Excelsis dwell in the sacred apprehension of the divine in the life forms that draw us to them. We are in relationship with the spiritual presence that transcends the objects and beings that surround us—the life forms of trees, water, sky, and of the myriad creatures of the forests and the fields. As Thomas Berry wrote, “that numinous presence whence all things come into being.’”— M. Annenberg

The following artists will be featured:

  • M. Annenberg
  • Krisanne Baker
  • Lois Bender
  • Walter Brown
  • Diane Burko
  • Janet Culbertson
  • Cameron Davis
  • Noreen Dean Dresser
  • Danielle Eubank
  • Susan Hoffman Fishman
  • Eleanor Goldstein
  • Kathy Levine
  • Angela Manno
  • Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky
  • Cristian Pietrapiana
  • Elisa Pritzker
  • Lisa Reindorf
  • Babs Reingold
  • Ann Shapiro
  • Steven Siegel
  • Simone Spicer
  • Suzanne Theodora White

Exhibit image credit: Rosanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro, Arc and Line Communication and Design