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Sense of Scale, Measure of Color: Art, Art, Science and Mathematics of Planet Earth

  • 4/4/2013 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Location: Museum of Art, Focus Gallery
  • Event Type: Exhibit

Sense of Scale, Measure of Color: Art, Art, Science and Mathematics of Planet EarthThe first day of the exhibition "Sense of Scale, Measure of Color: Art, Art, Science and Mathematics of Planet Earth" in the Focus and Becker Galleries at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

The show is dedicated to the scale-crossing structures and colors of the earth, featuring minerals and mathematical models from Bowdoin collections. Organized by Colin Roesler, Chair, Earth and Oceanographic Science, Emily Peterman, Assistant Professor, Earth and Oceanographic Science, and Mary Lou Zeeman, R. Wells Johnson Professor of Mathematics, this pendant exhibition to Per Kirkeby: Painting and Sculpture generates compelling synergies between the perspectives of arts and sciences.

The exhibition continues through June 2, 2013.

Image: Cross-polarized light image of garnet-kyanite schist from Chesterfield, MA. The large black minerals are garnets riddled with inclusions of quartz and plagioclase