St. Jude Scientists + Local Artists = Art of Science 2013

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 30th 2013 1442 0

At The Art of Science exhibition downtown, 27 Memphis artists and 27 scientists from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital prove that art and science can come together for a good cause. 

Back in the spring, scientists from St. Jude met with artists to talk about their research and provide photos (think microscpic views of cells, viruses, hair follicles). The artists used the scientists' work as inspiration to create interpretive art. On Friday, Art of Science 2013 opened at the Hyde Gallery downtown on South Main to show off the results. 


Detail of Thomas Green's sculpture "The Cellular Series"

There are sculptures, paintings, and digital media in all kinds of styles and materials. Some pieces are interpretations of molecules and cells, others are less literal. It seems like lot of art exhibitions focus on what ends up on the wall or the pedestal, but The Art of Science gives a glimpse into the artists' process. The final pieces are displayed next to the image the sparked the work, and during the opening reception on Friday, most of the artists and scientists were there to explain their collaboration.


Margaret Munz-Losch's paiting "Infinite and Infinitesimal" 

The Art of Science exhibition will be on display at Hyde Gallery until October 25. There will be a closing reception that night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It's appropriate for kids with some parental guidance, and the gallery is ADA accessible. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., and on Trolley Nights (last Friday of each month) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Go there: 

The Art of Science 2013
Hyde Gallery 
Memphis College of Art Nesin Graduate School
477 South Main Street
Memphis, Tenn. 38103

facebook.com/artofsciencememphis


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Really enjoyed the last one of these we went to. It's a really cool collaboration to experience… Highly recommend going!

  2. Ian Lemmonds says:

    This was a quality exhibit, featuring many of the city's brightest talents. It's a yearly event, but this one really turned up the knob, gaining in visibility and momentum. Good job, kiddos.

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