What would the world look like if humans did little to protect it? A new exhibition explores this and similar questions.

David Wagner has assembled work from 75 artists from around the globe for a show that depicts the natural world, and the devastating effects human action or inaction have had or could have on our environment. Robert Bateman leads an impressive roster of artists from as far away as Scotland and Israel.

According to Wagner, “The 75 paintings, photographs, prints, installations, and sculptures in ‘Environmental Impact’ are different than traditional works of art because they deal with numerous, ominous environmental issues ranging from the implications of resource development and industrial-scale consumption to major oil spills, the perils of nuclear energy, drought and diminishing water resources, global warming, and many other modern phenomena that impact people and the other inhabitants that populate the planet today.”

“Environmental Impact” will be on view at the Canton Museum of Art, in Canton, Ohio, through October 31. It then travels extensively. The exhibition will be on view at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, Louisiana, from November 19 to February 4, 2014; the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in Kalamazoo, Michigan, February 22 through May 4, 2014; the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York, from May 24 through July 6, 2014; the Erie Art Museum in Erie, Pennsylvania, from August 1 through September 30, 2014; the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, Virginia, from October 25, 2014 through January 4, 2015; Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, from January 31 through April 26, 2015; and at the Art Museum at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, New York, from September 1 to October 31, 2015. More dates will be added to the itinerary. For more information, click here.

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