Great Lakes Aquarium

Fine Arts

BLACK GOLD

A GREAT LAKES CONSERVATION NETWORK EXHIBITION

June 2 to September 4, 2017

“Black Gold” interprets the important history and threatened existence of sturgeon through the work of multiple artists.  These iconic fish have been on Earth for more than 100 million years, but have become endangered due to over-harvesting and diminishing natural habitat.

Associate Professor Ryuta Nakajima and Assistant Professor Darren Houser from UMD’s Department of Art and Design organized the exhibit, with programming support from Don Schreiner, Sharon Moen, and Marie Thoms of Minnesota Sea Grant.

The show will run from June 2 to September 4 at the Aquarium.