Exhibition opening reception for Biophilia: In Excelsis

collage of images
Event time: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Miller Hall (PROS406) See map
406 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Free; no tickets or registration
Open to: 
General Public
Event description: 

All are invited to the opening reception and speaker panel for Biophilia: In Excelsis. Panelists include:

  • 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

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. The exhibit 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. This exhibition is sponsored by the Institute of Sacred Music’s Religion, Ecology, and Expressive Culture Initiative.

Reception begins at 5 p.m. Panel discussion begins at 5:30 p.m.

“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

This event will be livestreamed

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

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