The Museum of Art and History and the Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation invite Antelope Valley residents and visitors to experience their newest exhibition “Peace on Earth.’ The show, which examines the complexities of humankind’s place within and in relation to the animal kingdom over the course of history and into the future, is on display at MOAH, 665 W. Lancaster Blvd., through Sunday, April 21.
Some of humankind’s first artistic representations were painted as early as 40,000 years ago in the limestone caves of Sulawesi, Chauvet, and Lascaux, portraying deer, equine, and aurochs. In the time since, the bond between humans and the animals with which they share the Earth has collapsed.
Each year, up to 2,000 species of plant, insect, bird, and mammal life become extinct—at a rate greater than the vanishing of the dinosaurs. Through this exhibition, the artists explore the long-standing relationship between humans and animals in a contemporary light, all the while acknowledging humankind’s own primal instincts, in search of a future where peaceful coexistence is possible.
The artists of “Peace on Earth” include: David Adey; Tami Bahat; Clayton Campbell; Catherine Coan; Emily Ding; Nancy Evans; Jane Fisher; Matthew Floriani; Simone Gad; James Griffith; Laurie Hassold; Chie Hitotsuyama; Kim Kimbro; Debbie Korbel; Laura Larson; Spenser Little; Emily Maddigan; Luke Matjas; Zachary Mendoza; Jen Meyer; Lori Michelon; Cynthia Minet; Bobbie Moline-Kramer; Stephen O’Donnell; Lori Pond; Robb Putnam; Margo Ray; Samuelle Richardson; Laurie Sumiye; Devin Thor; Laurence Vallieres; and Scott Yoell.
Visitors are encouraged to attend a panel discussion at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 in which select exhibition artists will participate.
The Lancaster Museum of Art and History is dedicated to strengthening awareness, enhancing accessibility, and igniting the appreciation of art, history, and culture in the Antelope Valley through dynamic exhibitions, innovative educational programs, creative community engagement, and a vibrant collection that celebrates the richness of the region.
MOAH is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday with extended hours on Thursday until 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.lancastermoah.org or call (661) 723-6250.