Nature has always been a favorite subject of artists—whether they are painting the Rocky Mountains, photographing the Midwestern plains, singing about life in the country, carving a decoy or a flute, tying a fly, reciting a poem or telling a story, building a boat, or just dancing for the sheer joy of a sunrise.
This Web site features projects involving artists who, through their work, educate the public about conservation. Sometimes the projects result in lasting works of art, but sometimes the works are temporary. Sometimes the artist simply has a new way of looking at things.
Explore the Case Studies on The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage's website