Three Bowdoin College faculty members will introduce the exhibition, Sense of Scale, Measure of Color: Art, Science and Mathematics of Planet Earth in a gallery talk at the Museum of Art on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Visitors are invited to hear Collin Roesler, associate professor of earth and oceanographic science, Emily Peterman, assistant professor of earth and oceanographic science, and Mary Lou Zeeman, R. Wells Johnson Professor of Mathematics, discuss various aspects of the exhibition. The three faculty members organized the exhibition with the Museum as one of several programs related to Bowdoin's participation in the International MPE 2013 program.
This exhibition celebrates visual splendors of the natural world, focusing on how earth scientists and mathematicians use color and scale to measure and interpret geological and oceanographic processes. As a pendant exhibition to Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculpture, this show generates compelling synergies between the perspectives of arts and sciences.
The gallery talk is open to the public free of charge.