“Consuming Nature,” Kristy Lee, Age 12, Los Angeles, California.

Youth Voices for the Ocean

Student Winners of the international Ocean Awareness Contest run by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs

“Consuming Nature”
Kristy Lee, Age 12
Los Angeles, California

"The Book of the Earth,” Denis Avdic, Age 14, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Youth Voices for the Ocean

Student Winners of the international Ocean Awareness Contest run by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs

“The Book of the Earth”
Denis Avdic, Age 14
Bosnia and Herzegovina

“deep hope,” Ari Su, Age 14, Boyds, Maryland

Youth Voices for the Ocean

Student Winners of the international Ocean Awareness Contest run by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs

“deep hope”
Ari Su, Age 14
Boyds, Maryland

Youth Voices for the Ocean

Upper Level Rotating Galleries

Opened: February 1, 2020

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This special exhibit features artwork by the student winners of the international Ocean Awareness Contest run by local nonprofit Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs.

Since 2012, Bow Seat’s annual Ocean Awareness Contest has invited young people around the world to creatively explore critical conservation issues in ocean health—including plastic pollution, fossil fuel extraction, biodiversity loss, and climate change—with a focus on humans’ roles as both problem-makers and solvers. More than 13,000 students from 106 countries and all 50 U.S. states have responded through visual art, writing, film, and music.

These powerful works by young artists expose what is happening to our ocean; reflect on what it means to be a human in the 21st century; discover and advocate for solutions on personal and planetary scales; and inspire a culture of respect and action for all life on this blue planet.

Inside Out! Youth Voices for the Ocean exhibition was on view August 6 – August 19, 2020 on the Museum Plaza.

Thanks To:

Whales Today is underwritten by the David P. Wheatland Charitable Trust, the Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Foundation, and the William M. Wood Foundation, with significant support from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, Rhode Island.

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This exhibition is supported in part by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, through its Cultural Investment Portfolio Projects Program.