Blanton Live: Conversations for Now - Feat. Jeff Goodell, Katharine Hayhoe, & Julian Brave NoiseCat

2023sun29oct2:00 pmBlanton Live: Conversations for Now - Feat. Jeff Goodell, Katharine Hayhoe, & Julian Brave NoiseCatHear from climate change experts & best-selling authors at the first event of our signature Blanton LIVE speaker series.

Event Details

WHEN/WHERE: 2 p.m., Sunday, October 29, 2023
Auditorium (located in our Check-in building), Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin, TX 78712

“The most important thing every single one of us can do about climate change is talk about it.”
Katharine Hayhoe, Chief Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

Let’s talk climate change…and art. Renowned climate writer Jeff Goodell (New York Times bestselling author, The Heat Will Kill You First) is joined by Katharine Hayhoe (Chief Scientist for the Nature Conservancy) and Julian Brave NoiseCat (TIME100 Next Emerging Leader) for an eye-opening discussion around the Blanton’s exhibition If the Sky Were Orange: Art in the Time of Climate Change. Together the speakers will offer important insights into the challenges and urgency of communicating about climate change—and the role art has to play. Followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

Part of the Blanton’s new speaker series Blanton Live: Conversations for Now, which brings artists and creative thinkers together to discuss the most compelling ideas and issues of the day.

An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be located near the stage for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

MUSEUM ADMISSION: Blanton Live tickets include admission to the museum (hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and attendees are invited to view the exhibition If the Sky Were Orange before or after the program. 

BOOK SIGNING: The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet by Jeff Goodell and Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World by Katharine Hayhoe are available for purchase in the Museum Store, and the authors will sign books immediately after the program. #ProTip: Purchase your book(s) in the store before the event so you’re first in line at the signing. Don’t forget, Blanton Members get 10% off every purchase. Not yet a member? Join today!

The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet by Jeff Goodell.

Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World by Katharine Hayhoe.

About our Panel

A man wearing a blue shirt, sitting down in front of a window

Jeff Goodell’s latest book is the New York Times bestseller The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet. He is the author of six previous books, including The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, which was a New York Times Critics Top Book of 2017. He has covered climate change for more than two decades at Rolling Stone and discussed climate and energy issues on NPR, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He is a Senior Fellow at the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center and a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow. Photo: Matt Valentine

Katharine Hayhoe is the Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy and a distinguished professor at Texas Tech University.  She has twice been named to Foreign Policy’s list of 100 Global Thinkers, and received the UN Environment Program’s Champion of the Earth award. Dr. Hayhoe encourages people to have conversations about the risks climate change poses to the people and places they love, and to advocate for climate action wherever they live.  She is the author numerous books, including Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World (Atria/One Signal Publishers, 2022). 

Julian Brave NoiseCat (Secwepemc/St’at’imc) is a writer, filmmaker, and journalist. He has written for The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The New Yorker, and was awarded the 2022 American Mosaic Journalism Prize. In 2021, NoiseCat was named to the TIME100 Next list of emerging leaders. His first book, We Survived the Night, and first documentary film are forthcoming.

Go to our Before You Visit page for more details and information when planning your visit. A limited number of lockers are available to use in our Check-In Building (first come, first served). If you have specific accommodation needs, please email us at accessibility@blantonmuseum.org Please note, the Blanton café is closed until further notice.

PARKING / TRANSPORT: Parking is available in the Brazos Garage. Normal rates can be paid directly at the garage. (Blanton Members get a $4 discounted rate at Check-In, valid all day). Ride-shares can drop off in the new Museum Drop-Off on the east side of the museum. Bicycle racks are available on the south side of Jester Center and on the west side of the museum’s Smith Administration Building. Public transit is encouraged; Cap Metro bus routes 1, 3, 7, 10, 18, 19, 20, 801, and 803 have stops within walking distance. 


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