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LUX - Art and Science Exhibition

Natalie Tyler

Lux is a unique exhibition encompassing art and science. This exhibition will bring to Cornell University renowned international “light artists”. These artists give new meaning to ideas ranging from mapping the universe to drawing with lit dust particles. Physicists, chemists, biologists from Cornell University will hold seminars on light and its countless manifestations in nature and technology. This exhibition will be inspirational to artists, scientists, engineers, architects, as well as the

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Light reveals what is hidden, allowing us to see color, form, and movement. It illuminates our visual world making the hidden become truth to our eyes.
LUX is a unique exhibition encompassing both art and science. The exhibition is a sponsored project of Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts, funded in part by the Cornell Council of the Arts. A combined effort by the Departments of Art and Physics, this exhibition will bring to Cornell Campus renowned “light artists” drawn from all over the world. These are individuals recognized for giving new meaning to ideas that range from mapping the universe to drawing with light. The blending of visual arts, science, and nature is revealed in these installations. These works are inspirational not only to artists, but to scientists, engineers, and architects. An interesting thing happens when you combine art and science. The two worlds can inspire innovation in each other, strengthening the investigations in both worlds. Physicists, chemists, biologists from Cornell University will hold seminars on light and its countless manifestations in nature. Distinguished Cornell scientists, such as Nobel Prize winning chemist Roald Hoffmann will speak. Philip Krasicky from the Physics department will provide interactive demonstrations of light and its technology moving from photo voltaic cells to lasers. Biologist Cole Gilbert will explain bioluminescence. Roald Hoffmann will address chemical reactions which generate light and how light serves as a critical catalyst.
This first-of-its-kind exhibition will permit a cross pollination to occur between artists and a broad spectrum of scientists.

Opening Reception:
 Friday April 20th, 5-9pm Milstein Gallery and Willard Straight Hall, Cornell Universtiy
Artist and Scientist Talks:
Saturday April 21st, 3-5pm, Milstein Auditorium