This fall, the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota takes a dip into the Great Lakes. Organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the exhibition features paintings and works on paper by New York-based artist Alexis Rockman. According to the Weisman, “Intrigued by and concerned about this essential water system, The Great Lakes Cycle developed out of Rockman’s rigorous research, travel and interaction with people in the region — especially scientists who specialize in the lakes and their ecosystems.” It’s not just the natural beauty of the lakes; Rockman looks at threats including climate change, collution, invasive species and urban sprawl.
October 11- Jan. 5; Weisman Art Museum 333 E. River Road, Mpls.; free.