The Day After Tomorrow Exhibition & Audio Tour

Curated in the midst of pandemic and protests, The Day After Tomorrow explores the different ways artists have responded to crises, offering parallels to our own range of emotions and experiences this year. The exhibition is divided into three themes. A Better Tomorrow focuses on transcendence, alternate realities, the divine, afterlife, and bliss. A Worse Yesterday comprises works of art that address events that have shaken the world and thrown it into crises such as world wars, nuclear proliferation, AIDS, genocide, racism, and immigration. Awry Ecosystem focuses on art by artists concerned with the environment and how humans are changing it.

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At the age of 18, Corita Kent entered the Roman Catholic order of Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles, where she taught art and eventually ran the art department. After more than 30 years, at the end of the 1960s, she left the order to
01: A Better Tomorrow - Sister Mary Corita Kent, in

01: A Better Tomorrow - Sister Mary Corita Kent, in

At the age of 18, Corita Kent entered the Roman Catholic order of Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles, where she taught art and eventually ran the art department. After more than 30 years, at the end of the 1960s, she left the order to

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Born in Chicago, IL, Kenda North earned a BA in Fine Arts from Colorado College, Colorado Springs. After studying at the Institute for European Studies in Vienna, Austria, she received an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York, in 1976.
02: A Better Tomorrow - Kenda North, Bliss

02: A Better Tomorrow - Kenda North, Bliss

Born in Chicago, IL, Kenda North earned a BA in Fine Arts from Colorado College, Colorado Springs. After studying at the Institute for European Studies in Vienna, Austria, she received an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York, in 1976....

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Nayland Blake is an American artist who has opted to use “they/them” pronouns, a decision that was made partly in solidarity with those whose gender expression does not fit a binary, as well as a nod to their own racial and sexual identity. Gender ambigui
03: A Worse Yesterday - Nayland Blake, Infect

03: A Worse Yesterday - Nayland Blake, Infect

Nayland Blake is an American artist who has opted to use “they/them” pronouns, a decision that was made partly in solidarity with those whose gender expression does not fit a binary, as well as a nod to their own racial and sexual identity. Gender ambigui...

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Alice Leora Briggs was born – and continues to live and work – in Texas. She has taught painting, drawing and other media at several universities and art schools throughout the country including The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University o
04: A Worse Yesterday - Alice Leora Briggs, Cornucopia

04: A Worse Yesterday - Alice Leora Briggs, Cornucopia

Alice Leora Briggs was born – and continues to live and work – in Texas. She has taught painting, drawing and other media at several universities and art schools throughout the country including The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University o...

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Brandon Ballengee is a visual artist, biologist and environmental educator based in Louisiana, where he creates transdisciplinary artworks inspired by his ecological field and laboratory research. RIP Utah Lake Sculpin: After Eugene Beckham, III visually
05: Awry Ecosystem - Brandon Ballengee, RIP Utah Lake Sculpin: After Eugene Beckham, III

05: Awry Ecosystem - Brandon Ballengee, RIP Utah Lake Sculpin: After Eugene Beckham, III

Brandon Ballengee is a visual artist, biologist and environmental educator based in Louisiana, where he creates transdisciplinary artworks inspired by his ecological field and laboratory research. RIP Utah Lake Sculpin: After Eugene Beckham, III visually

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For artist Margaret Nielsen, the journey of the individual has been a recurring theme in her artwork. The painter travels through her work and her own psyche, portraying aspects of life with a universal commonality and delving into the mystery of the huma
06: Awry Ecosystem - Margaret Nielsen, The Last of the Buffalo

06: Awry Ecosystem - Margaret Nielsen, The Last of the Buffalo

For artist Margaret Nielsen, the journey of the individual has been a recurring theme in her artwork. The painter travels through her work and her own psyche, portraying aspects of life with a universal commonality and delving into the mystery of the huma...

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Melanie Walker combines photography with sculpture, electronics, puppetry, costumes and sound to create participatory environments that break down the traditional facade for viewers. In her photographic work, much of it has revolved around a fictional fam
07: Awry Ecosystem - Melanie Walker, Mis Tree/Mystery

07: Awry Ecosystem - Melanie Walker, Mis Tree/Mystery

Melanie Walker combines photography with sculpture, electronics, puppetry, costumes and sound to create participatory environments that break down the traditional facade for viewers. In her photographic work, much of it has revolved around a fictional fam...