Imag(in)ing Life: "Nature in her genius had imitated art"


On view
Oct 23, 2009 to May 23, 2010

While Ovid's Metamorphoses might be the first written observation that "Nature in her genius had imitated art," the human eye, alone or with the help of scientific instruments, continues to marvel at nature's imagery. Whether at the scale of the vast expanse of galaxies or the subatomic level, nature, as artist, provides us with an unending body of breathtaking imagery, a truly infinite oeuvre.

Showcasing nature's artistry as seen through scientific instrumentation, the Krannert Art Museum's CANVAS Gallery in collaboration with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology present Imag(in)ing Life, an exhibition using conventional two-dimensional pictures, three-dimensional computer-printed sculpture, and immersive virtual reality spaces.

Guest Curator: Hank Kaczmarski

Exhibition sponsored by Illinois Arts Council, a State Agency; Krannert Art Museum Director's Circle; and Krannert Art Museum Council.

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