The New Yorker: Goings On About Town

Outdoor Artworks Tackle Environmental Issues, at Storm King

On the five hundred acres of the Storm King Art Center, in Cornwall, New York, the sight of weeping willows or maples is no surprise—but a tropical-palm grove? The palm trees were transplanted by Mary Mattingly, one of the seventeen participants in “Indicators: Artists on Climate Change” (through Nov. 11). Also featured are sculptures by Maya Lin offering a glimpse into the secret life of grass and Jenny Kendler’s installation “Bird Watching” (above), representing a hundred eyes of as many threatened or endangered species.

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