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Black Gold at Aquarium

May 31, 2017

Black Gold exhibition at the Great Lakes Aquarium.

You're invited to the opening reception of "Black Gold", a Great Lakes Conservation Network exhibition, in the Merrill Lynch Fine Arts Gallery at Great Lakes Aquarium on Saturday, June 3 from 1pm to 4pm.

"Black Gold" interprets the important history and threatened existence of sturgeon through the work of multiple artists. These iconic freshwater 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.

Light refreshments will be served. The gallery reception is open to the public.