Shadows and Ashes


Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons was a traveling show originally curated by Mary Hamill of Princeton University and site curated at Cornell University by Hannah Star Rogers in Fall 2018.

This multi-site exhibition on Cornell University’s campus features works contributors including photographer Gary Schoichet; drawings by the child survivors of Hiroshima; ceramic masks by multimedia artist Marion Held; the poetry of John Canaday; and technical information from the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University. This exhibition of art and science examines the role of nuclear weapons in our society and reflects on their results. By combining artwork and scientific information, it opens conversations on the practical and the philosophical implications of humans’ continued efforts to create and to dismantle nuclear weapons. Special events and a film series “Nuclear Visions” will be held throughout the exhibit.

Shadow and Ashes Exhibit Catalog

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