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Green Revolution

March 14th, 2014 by Denison Museum

On Thursday, February 27th, the Denison Museum opened its doors to a crowd of 300+ that included Denison students, faculty, and Granville residents. If you are one of the sad few who did not attend, then you missed out on delicious tacos and sweets. That’s right; there were tacos, FREE tacos, from the talented people at Taco Sherpa. I bet you feel bad now, don’t you? The good news is that you can still visit the museum to view an exhibit that we are particularly proud of: Green Revolution.




Green Revolution is an exhibit that focuses on the idea of sustainability and being environmentally friendly. It showcases impressive works of art by Denison students that explore what it means to be ”green.” The gallery has been split up into five, distinct sections: Latin American Squatter Settlements; Ocean Acidification; Fracking; Hybrid Housing/The Denison Homestead; and a cushy reception area with couches and books in case you want to do some learning on your own.

We are open Monday-Saturday from 12:00-5:00pm on the first floor of Burke. Come by on your own, or bring friends down the hill to see our exciting new exhibit!


See you at the museum!

Green Revolution

December 1st, 2013 by Denison Museum

Green Revolution web
Exhibition Dates: February 20, 2014 – May 17, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 27th, 4:30pm – 7:00pm, Denison Museum, Burke Hall

Green Revolution is a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition used jointly by Denison University and The Works in Newark to create and promote local environmental awareness and accountability through multidisciplinary hands-on experiences and community partnerships. Last September 27, Denison service learning students lent a hand to Green Revolution Licking County for a Clean Up Downtown Newark Day. This spring, Denison Museum and The Works invite you to visit our galleries for exhibitions focused on sustainable living. At Denison Museum, Museum staff and student employees are proud to unveil a series of “eco-zibits” conceived, designed, assembled, and interpreted by a diverse team of students, faculty and staff. Participants come from a variety of Denison programs including Studio Art, Education, and Environmental Studies, as well as Denison Sustainability, Denison Chemical Society, Denison Science and Art Interest Group, Denison Libraries, and The Homestead. The Works presents “From Ditch to Dazzling”, a recycling-themed art exhibition curated by local artist and art educator Todd Camp, that features imaginative artworks created by area artists, individuals, and collaborative partners who received support from Licking County schools and businesses.


For more information about special events and programs sponsored by our Green Revolution partner The Works in Newark, visit Green Revolution Licking County.

Want to learn more about the topics in Green Revolution?
Check out the Denison Library page dedicated to Green Rev.

This version of Green Revolution is based on an exhibition originally created by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and its Black Creativity Council and is made available by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Service.


May 20th, 2013 by Denison Museum

Green Revolution web
Green Revolution is a hot new traveling show from the Smithsonian—an eco-friendly, minimal carbon footprint exhibition selected to compliment Denison’s 2013-14 campus theme Real Utopias: From Dreams to Practice. Denison Museum is partnering with Newark’s The Works to educate our Central Ohio community about the three pillars of sustainability: environment, society, and economy. We seek creative and engaging design proposals for low carbon footprint ‘eco-zibits’ that align with broad themes likes Carbon Footprint, Waste Not, Energy, Hybrid House, Composting and Gardening, and Green Jobs/Green Pioneers.

This version of Green Revolution is based on an exhibition originally created by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and its Black Creativity Council and is made available by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Service.

Check out the Exhibition Prospectus for information about themes and criteria and submit your Proposal online by Oct. 11, 2013. A final list of ‘eco-zibit’ projects (juried by Denison faculty, students and staff) will be announced no later than Oct. 18, 2013. Volunteers are needed to assemble the winning mini eco-exhibits from Oct. 21-Dec. 6. To volunteer and join the revolution, contact Sherry Harlacher at Denison Museum. Denison’s Green Revolution will be on display from February 20 – May 17, 2014.

For more information about special events and programs sponsored by our Green Revolution partner The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, visit Green Revolution Licking County.

Downtown Newark Clean-up: September 27, 2013 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

“We Want YOU to Recycle” Community Art Workshop: November 2 and November 9: Noon – 3 p.m.


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Majora Carter

Majora Carter

Opening Convocation with Majora Carter
September 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM, Swasey Chapel

Denison’s Spectrum Series campus theme, “Real Utopias: From Dreams to Practice” will kick off with eco-entrepreneur Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable Bronx and the Majora Carter Group.

MAKE IT HAPPEN! Social Entrepreneurship Workshop
August 19 – August 26, 2013

The workshop will consist of classroom presentations, discussions, and field trips. Participants are encouraged to identify an area of interest that they can use as a focus for their work during the workshop and beyond. For more information: MAKE IT HAPPEN! Social Entrepreneurship Workshop

Green Revolution Exhibition for Spring 2014

April 1st, 2013 by Denison Museum

Green Revolution webby Lindsey Beetem ’13

With spring weather arriving and the approach of the end of the semester, discussions of next year’s exhibitions are already underway at the Museum; especially concerning next spring’s exhibit, Green Revolution, which focuses on sustainable living and current environmental concerns. Though it may seem a bit early to start talking about Spring 2014, Green Revolution is a unique show requiring advanced planning that relies greatly on the participation of the local community. The Green Revolution exhibition will play a central role in next year’s annual campus theme: “Real Utopias: From Dreams to Practice.” Soon after the start of classes next fall, Denison Museum will begin accepting proposals for mini “eco-zibits” that demonstrate Denison’s commitment to sustainable living.

Based on an exhibition originally organized by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and made available through the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Green Revolution is a customizable exhibition that provides sample blueprints for a variety of displays on green topics. The decision for the final exhibition design, however, is up to the hosting community. It is through the active participation of community members —both in the design and production phases of the eco-displays— that the show demonstrates how to achieve a “greener” lifestyle right at home. Examples of past projects include an installation featured at the Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake, Texas. The Nature Center hung 300 cleaned gallon milk jugs from a tree to serve as a reflection on daily water consumption within their community (about 290 gallons per capita). It was a visually engaging and thought-provoking piece that served as a great example of the kinds of displays Denison Museum is hoping to create for the Museum’s gallery as well as for other sites around Denison’s campus.

We believe that Denison’s own Green Revolution exhibition will give our community the opportunity to have fun celebrating our progress towards a greener campus, while simultaneously challenging us to take our commitment to a sustainable lifestyle to the next level. While Spring 2014 may seem far from now, the Museum is working with student organizations such as the Denison Sustainability Fellows, key staff, and faculty members in Environmental Studies, Studio Art, and Chemistry to promote Green Revolution. Be on the lookout for a link to a Google form on MyDenison (in the Museum’s up-and-coming tab in the “Campus Resources” area) to submit your proposal. In the meantime, we hope that people will start asking important questions regarding our campus and its environment. Big questions like: how are we reducing our school’s carbon footprint? How wasteful are we? What can we do to help our community be more sustainable? These kinds of questions will be at the heart of the exhibit and we hope will allow people to start thinking of Denison’s role in the Green Revolution.

“I really appreciated the wide range of tasks I was able to complete during my time at the Denison Museum. Some days I spent painting galleries, while other days were dedicated to collections care, cataloging, research or marketing.”

— Jane-Coleman Harbison '10