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Volcanic art at Compton Verney 17 July 2010

Posted by admin in events, volcano art, volcano culture.
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Compton Verney is a historic country house in Warwickshire (in the English West Midlands) which is now home to a thriving art gallery. There’s a new exhibition opening there on 24 July, and in the wake of Eyjafjallajökull it couldn’t have been better timed.

Volcano: Turner to Warhol displays a rich and varied range of artistic responses to volcanoes and volcanic activity from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first, including works by Hokusai, Joseph Wright, Sir William Hamilton, J. M. W. Turner, and this Warhol chap. A selection of works from Iceland promise to be particularly interesting.

I hope to visit the exhibition over the summer and will post a review here when I do. In the meantime there is a detailed review in The Guardian here, and the exhibition home page is here.

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Open house at the Cascades Volcano Observatory 19 April 2008

Posted by admin in current research, events, miscellaneous, volcanology.
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If you’re in the Vancouver region on Saturday 3 May 2008 (that’s America’s Vancouver, Washington State) why not pay the Cascades Volcano Observatory a visit? They are having open house from 10:30 to 17:00, so you have a chance to get inside information on one of the world’s leading volcano observatories.

  • Meet and talk to scientists
  • Hands-on demos and children’s activities
  • View exhibits/research in action

Location: Conveniently located on the east side of Vancouver, Washington.

USGS-CVO
1300 SE Cardinal Court
Building 10, Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98683
(360) 993-8973

For further information visit: http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/

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