Ocean Stories: A Synergy of Art and Science

Check out a new exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston created through a program called Synergy, which fosters collaborations between scientists and artists.

Where: Art & Science Gallery at Museum of Science, Boston
When: February 16 through May 2013
Cost: Free with Exhibit Halls admission

Explore the planet’s last true frontier – the ocean – and encounter swirling currents traced in light, mysterious seascapes rendered in paint, and delicate marine life etched in vibrant color. At Ocean Stories you will find works of art by a unique collective of artists and scientists.

Eight professional artists were paired with ocean scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). The artists and scientists were challenged to translate across disciplines and formulate a shared voice. This dialogue motivated the scientists to consider their research through an aesthetic lens, and the artists to develop new visual strategies for communicating science in engaging ways. The result is a creative expression of cutting-edge oceanography.

Imbued with a sense of exploration and discovery, these works emerge from an inquiry-based pursuit that is common to art and science alike. They present a commentary on the multifaceted nature of both scientific research and artistic expression, as well as the broader implications that these have for society as a whole.

Ocean Stories is an exhibit where ocean science ventures beyond the customary context of laboratories and academic journals and enters into the realm of art!

***Special event – “Behind Ocean Stories: Collaborators Talk”: Panel discussion on March 3, 2013, 1pm – 3pm

. At this special event, join the artists and scientists at Museum of Science as they give a series of 5 minute talks and lead a brief panel discussions. There will also be an opportunity to tour the exhibit with the artists and scientists.

About Synergy:
Synergy is an experimental program that catalyzes partnerships between artists and research scientists. With an emphasis on communication and collaboration, Synergy aims to provide meaningful creative and intellectual experiences for both the general public and for participating artists and scientists.

About Museum of Science:
One of the world’s largest science centers and Boston’s most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces about 1.5 million visitors a year to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via dynamic programs and hundreds of interactive exhibits.

Contacts –
Whitney Bernstein, Executive Director and Founder, 818-399-7359
Lizzie Kripke, Co-Director, 215-407-2324

Lauren Crowne, lcrowne@mos.org, 617-589-0250
AJ Gosselin, agosselin@mos.org, 617-589-0251

One Response to Ocean Stories: A Synergy of Art and Science

  1. Jason Draine February 26, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    Good god!!!! I want to play!!! This is what I’ve been trying to do for 10 years!!


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