Mapping the Ancient Origins of Light

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Mapping the Ancient Origins of Light

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Becker Gallery
Star photographs from the National Geographic Society-Palomar Sky Survey (1958) are shown alongside a series of recent drawings by Dorothea Rockburne inspired by her study of astronomy.

Works

From the "Palomar Observatory Sky Survey," ca. 1951, National Geographic Society.
From the "Palomar Observatory Sky Survey," ca. 1951, National Geographic Society.

About

Star photographs from the National Geographic Society-Palomar Sky Survey (1958) are shown alongside a series of recent drawings by Dorothea Rockburne inspired by her study of astronomy. This exhibition complements Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas and Dorothea Rockburne: A Gift of Knowing and is organized in collaboration with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bowdoin College.

Programming

April 16, 2015 | 7:00 p.m. | BCMA

Thursday Night Salon: “Snapshots of Dust and Time: Astronomy and Visual Art”

Elise Weaver, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bowdoin College, will discuss representations of the cosmos in astrophotography and other visual media.