Desert Forest: Life with Joshua Trees: Community Hub
The iconic Joshua tree—and the Mojave Desert ecosystems that support it—are threatened today by climate change, development, commercial wind and solar farms, and wildfires. The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) will bring together artists and scientists as well as historians, Indigenous scholars, conservationists, policy makers, and creative writers focused on the plight of Joshua trees to engage in independent and collaborative problem-solving. The Community Hub programming will accompany a multidisciplinary exhibition at MOAH and will range from youth art workshops on regional flora and fauna to walk-and-talk hikes with naturalists, guided meditations, and a concert of California composer Gabriella Smith’s original music inspired by Joshua trees.
"Walking with Joshua Trees," 2017, Ruth Wallen. Permanent pigment ink jet print. Image credit: Ruth Whallen. ©Ruth Wallen.
Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH)
665 West Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster