Wednesday, February 27, 2019,
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

Mark Dion, this year’s Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Fellow in Environmental Humanities, is an American conceptual artist whose work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. By locating the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature, Dion questions the objectivity and authoritative role of the scientific voice in contemporary society, tracking how pseudo-science, social agendas, and ideology creep into public discourse and knowledge production. Cosponsored by the Colby College Museum of Art, the Lunder Institute, the Environmental Studies Program, and the Art Department.

Contact: Megan Fossa,, 207-859-4165

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