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Nuclear State Exhibit Closes Out Fall Arts & Lectures Series

The Signature Fall Arts & Lectures event features SWANS, a collective of six women artists – Nancy Buchanan, Judith Dancoff, Jane C. Mi, Hillary Mushkin, Sheila Pinkel and Elin O'Hara Slavick who mine their personal connections to nuclear physics in artworks that challenge the nuclear state. 

The legacy of over 2,000 nuclear weapon tests and the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan has had profound global effects. The group explores the past and future of nuclear proliferation, with explosive visuals that interrogate the legacy of the bomb, nuclear power and uranium mining. Since 1945, atomic bombs have altered global politics, ecosystems and even our biology. Can art alter those landscapes?

The event will begin with an informal coffee and tea at 10 a.m. on Nov. 29 in the Kellogg Library Reading Room, followed by a workshop at 10:30 (RSVP required) and the artist panel at noon (Eventbrite ticket) that will be moderated by arts professor Lucy HG Solomon. 

CSUSM’s Arts & Lectures series offers a diverse lineup of artistic, cultural and scholarly events every semester based on input and proposals from students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Attendees can reserve tickets online via the Arts & Lectures website


What: Arts & Lectures event “SWANS: Slow War Against the Nuclear State”

Who: SWANS, a collective of six women artists

When: Wednesday, Nov. 29

            10 a.m.: Informal coffee and tea/introductions

            10:30 a.m.: Workshop (email RSVP required)

            Noon: Artist panel (Eventbrite ticket)

Where: Kellogg Library Reading Room

Cost: Free for CSUSM students; $5 for faculty, staff and alumni; $10 for community members

TicketsRegister online 

InformationArts and Lectures website

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