Philadelphia Contemporary presents “Freshwater Talks”

September 28–November 3
Location: Cherry Street Pier
Time: 6 pm

If you’ve been enjoying Philadelphia Contemporary Present’s Jean Shin: “Freshwater” here at the Pier, join us for two “Freshwater Talks” to dive deeper into the importance of freshwater mussels.

The talks are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Talk Schedule

Freshwater Talks: How Cultural Behaviors Endanger Mussel Species
Wednesday, September 28, 6 pm to 7 pm
Hear from artists, scientists, and historians for perspectives on the Freshwater exhibition. Register today.

Freshwater Talks: Jean Shin’s Artist Practice
Thursday, October 20, 6 pm to 7 pm

Jean Shin speaks to her artistic practice and inspiration and the complex relationship to our surroundings conceptualized in Freshwater.  Register today.

Freshwater Talks: Mussel Restoration along the Delaware River Watershed
Thursday, November 3, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
PLEASE NOTE: This event is being held at the Discovery Center
Efforts to restore mussel beds and the health of the Delaware River watershed with scientists, educators, and cultural workers. Register today.

“Freshwater” is a commission by the artist Jean Shin that celebrates and pays tribute to the freshwater river mussel while asking us to consider our responsibilities towards the health of the river and its ecosystem.

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