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Art & Museums

Two Works About an Imperiled Earth

Mary Mattingly grew up in a rural community in New York that had no access to clean drinking water. With that in mind, the artist recently organized a yearlong virtual exhibition chronicling the creation of New York’s water supply system. In collaboration with More Art, she created a capstone project for this campaign, “Public Water,” a geodesic dome filled with water-filtering plants that operates like that system. Now at the Grand Army Plaza entrance of Prospect Park in Brooklyn through Sept. 7, the piece reveals what’s involved in providing millions of people with this natural resource, despite the environmental challenges that threaten it.

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