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Anderson Lecture Series Welcomes Julie Heffernan

Anderson Lecture Series Welcomes Julie Heffernan
Lecture Time: Tuesday, August 28, 4:30 p.m.
Lecture Title: “When the Water Rises”
Lecture Location: Palmer Museum of Art, Lipcon Auditorium
Co-sponsored with the Palmer Museum of Art, Institutes of Energy and the Environment,Sustainability Institute
Artist Julie Heffernan’s recent paintings envision how we might remake the world as it is slowly falling apart. Through her imaginative scenarios and alternative habitats, she explores climate change and recent environmental disasters. 
Heffernan, who taught at Penn State in the early 1990s, has had numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries throughout the world, including Hauser and Wirth in London and New York and Palazzo Reale in Milan. In addition to being on the board of the National Academcy of Art and Design, Heffernan is represented by P.P.O.W. (New York), Catharine Clark Gallery (California), and Mark Moore Fine Art (California). 
Heffernan has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and a Fulbright Fellowship. Many major newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, Art in America, and Artnews, have reviewed her work. Heffernan works and resides in Brooklyn and is a professor of fine arts at Montclair State University.
Heffernan's solo exhibition titled When the Water Rises: Recent Paintings by Julie Heffernan is on view at the Palmer Museum of Art through September 2, 2018. Immediately following her lecture, view her exhibition at the Palmer and meet the artist. A screening of the short documentary, Managing Risk in a Changing Climate, by WPSU and Penn State’s Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM), will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium.