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Earth Month 2023
To celebrate this year’s Earth Month, we’re highlighting the work of artists, designers, architects, filmmakers, and other creatives who are dedicated to thinking critically about and advocating for our fragile world. From artists making environmental activism a hallmark of their work, to documentaries about the climate crisis, to architectural projects that create more sustainable cities, art is a central force in addressing the changing planet.
Discover more in the features below, explore programs from the Ambasz Institute and other initiatives at the Museum that support sustainable and environmentally just futures, and join us for special programs, in person and online, all month long.
Join the MoMA Photo Club
Get creative with photography challenges inspired by MoMA exhibitions and the world around us.
Allison Knoll, Julia Fiore, Sarah Meister
May 6, 2021
Jean Savitsky on Charles Sheeler’s American Landscape
How do we balance progress and sustainability as we move toward a better future?
Apr 21, 2023
Tomás Saraceno Takes On the Challenge
The artist charges forward to stop lithium mining in his home country.
Apr 20, 2023
Simulated Worlds and Rotating Spacecraft
A noted philosopher and historian looks at humanity’s obsession with futurism, our many flops at predicting future technologies, and the rise of “longtermism.”
Émile P. Torres
Apr 17, 2023
Peter Chermayeff’s “Dark Magic Box”
Our Built Ecologies video series continues with a look at the immersive architecture of aquariums.
Apr 3, 2023
Seeing Artworks with an Environmental Eye
What happens when we bring a focus on the land to landmark works of art?
Mar 30, 2023
Ten Minutes with Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman: On Building Citizenship
Discover how architecture can unite communities divided by an international border.
Fonna Forman, Teddy Cruz
Jan 27, 2023
Reclaiming Indigenous Architecture in Hawaii
Our Built Ecologies series continues with a look at Hawaiʻi Non-Linear, architects who are attempting to recover an Indigenous Honolulu.
Dec 13, 2022
Ten Minutes with Kalpona Akter: On Fast Fashion
In Bangladesh, a garment worker barely makes enough money to cover the cost of rent. Discover the truth about the unfair labor practices behind many of the clothes we wear.
Dec 13, 2022
Ten Minutes with Mabel O. Wilson: On Found Materials
Hear the artist’s niece talk about how John Outterbridge brought new life to old materials.
Mabel O. Wilson
Oct 20, 2022
Designing for Other Species
Our Built Ecologies video series continues with Joyce Hwang, an architect who is building for bats and birds as much as humans.
Jun 27, 2022
Reflections in a Black Mirror: An Interview with Adrián Balseca
We visited the artist’s studio to discuss unexpected connections, extractivism, and healing objects.
Adrián Balseca, María del Carmen Carrión
May 31, 2022
Building with Nature
Watch the first episode of MoMA’s new video series on architecture and the environment, a profile of the groundbreaking SITE work of James Wines.
Dewi Tan, Carson Chan
Apr 22, 2022
Architecture Must Adapt to a Changing World
On the occasion of Earth Day, architect Kunlé Adeyemi talks about reimagining buildings to coexist with people and the environment.
Kunlé Adeyemi, Carson Chan
Apr 19, 2022
Listen to the Broken Nature Podcast
In this four-episode series, hosted by senior curator Paola Antonelli, guests examine our fragile ties to the environment.
Apr 19, 2021
Olafur Eliasson’s Earth Perspectives
For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the artist offers a participatory artwork for creating a new world view.
Apr 22, 2020
Watch how two architects use 3-D printing to build new coral reefs and address California’s housing crisis.
Sara Bodinson, Kelly Cannon
Apr 18, 2020
Planet, Mother, Spaceship: Art to Commemorate Earth Day
From floating think tanks to modular coral farms, MoMA’s Architecture and Design curators share artworks addressing the environmental crisis.
Apr 17, 2020
Portraits of a Fragile Planet
Watch some recent entries from MoMA’s annual Doc Fortnight festival that focus on our changing Earth.
Jason Persse, Stergios Dinopoulos
Apr 17, 2020
Grace under Pressure
Curator Paola Antonelli reveals how design can address some of the world’s crises.
Apr 17, 2020
How Much Energy Does It Take to Run a Museum?
An architect and an expert in sustainable real estate strategies discuss sustainability at the new MoMA.
David Benjamin, Jean Savitsky, Paola Antonelli
Jan 24, 2020
Spring Sustainability at The Modern Restaurant
A look at the future of renewable harvesting at The Modern
Abram Bissell, Lindsay Saito
Mar 20, 2019
Member Sustainability Series: An Introduction to Bundle Dyeing
Sat, Apr 22, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
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Workshop, for members
Ambasz Earth Day Lecture 2023
Wed, Apr 19, 5:00–6:30 p.m.
Circular Museum: Exploring Sustainability through Experimentation
Tue, Apr 11, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Recording now available
Material Worlds: Lithospheres
Thu, Apr 6, 12:00 p.m.