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Great Minds Panel Discussion

Presented by Bolinas Museum at Bolinas Community Center, Bolinas CA

Nov 11 2018
Great Minds Panel Discussion

The Lights in the Sky Are Stars: Looking, Seeing, and Knowing in Art, Astrophysics and Photography

[Image: Amelia Konow, Cosmic Synthesis II, 2012, 288 Polaroids, 54 x 76.5 inches, courtesy of the artist, Oakland, CA.]


Moderated by John Weber, Founding Director UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences, Arts Division

Tony Misch, Director of the Lick Observatory Historical Collections
Charles Lindsay, artist and NASA’s SETI Artist in Residence Founding Director
Michael Light, artist
Don Jolley, Bolinas Stinson School science teacher and artist
Linda Connor, artist

From before the dawn of recorded history, humans have looked up into the skies and wondered what is out there. Artists have depicted the heavens, and astronomers have probed the celestial universe.

This dialogue brings contemporary artists together with perspectives from astrophysics to consider the Bolinas Museum’s current exhibition Cosmic Wonders and what the differing kinds of images and artifacts in it tell us about our desire to understand the universe.

What does a drawing tell us that a photograph doesn’t? How is a photograph by an astronomer different from one by an artist? Join us as we probe the in nite and learn what inspired these artists and scientists.


Free admission  ($10 suggested donation)

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