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Published: 11/06/2007

Water Library: Volume by Volume

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History November 4, 2007 – January 27, 2008

Water Library consists of nine interconnected sections focusing on projects that artist Basia Irland has created over the last thirty years in Africa, Canada, Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, and the United States. Through her work, Irland offers a creative understanding of water while examining how communities of people, plants, and animals rely on this vital element.

With a humanistic and artistic approach anchored in science, Water Library is a tribute to ecology expressed through art. Irland’s art projects explore practical ways to conserve water through rain harvesting systems, how to foster dialogue and cooperation along the entire length of a river, and the dangerous impact of waterborne diseases on human health. By offering thought-provoking information, presented poetically, Water Library inspires in readers a broader appreciation of water’s importance in their everyday lives.

Join Basia Irland on Sunday, November 4, 1:30 – 4 p.m., for a book signing and launching of Water Library, published by the University of New Mexico Press.

The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque NM 87104
Museum admission:  $4 Adults ($1 discount to NM residents w/ ID),
$2 Seniors (65+), $1 Children 4-12. Children 3 and under are free.
General admission is free the first Wednesday of the month and every Sunday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays until 8 p.m. beginning January 23.

The Albuquerque Museum is a division of the Cultural Services Department of the City of Albuquerque. 
Martin J. Chávez, Mayor.

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