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Museum of Science | Adult Offerings | Fall 2011

Artistic Visions, Scientific Truths

Museum of Science

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EST)

Boston, MA

Artistic Visions, Scientific Truths

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Advance Tickets For Museum of Science Members | Begins October 30 at 9:00 a.m.
Ended Free  
Lecture Reservation
Begins November 2 at 9:00 a.m.
Ended Free  

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Artistic Visions, Scientific Truths

Wednesday, November 16; 7:00 p.m.

With Alexis Rockman, artist, and James J. McCarthy, PhD, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological
Oceanography, Harvard University. Introduction by Susan Dackerman, Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Curator of Prints, Division of European and American Art, Harvard Art Museums. This presentation is part of the ongoing When Science Meets Art series.

Acclaimed artist Alexis Rockman and evolutionary biologist James J. McCarthy discuss how contemporary artists and scientists collaborate in order to advance and disseminate scientific discoveries. This program complements Harvard Art Museums’ current exhibition Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, which explores the role of celebrated artists in the scientific inquiries of the 16th century.

Rockman is renowned for his apocalyptic paintings depicting nature and its intersections with humanity. McCarthy bridges science and policy in his work on global climate change.


Advance registration begins at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 2 (Sunday, October 30 for Museum members).

A co-presentation of the Museum of Science and the Harvard Art Museums.

More about this season of Adult Offerings at the Museum of Science:

From the ashes of ancient Pompeii to the extreme weather of today, our world and how we understand it is constantly shifting.

Join us as we bring together art and science, explore the food we eat and why, consider how the drama of the natural world shapes who we are, and contemplate the possibilities of the future.

We are constantly adding to our seasonal lineup of special guest lectures, panel discussions, podcasts, social event, and more. To stay in touch with the latest Museum Happenings, visit

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When & Where

Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM (EST)

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Museum of Science

The Museum takes a hands-on approach to science, engineering and technology, attracting about 1.5 million visitors a year via its programs and 700 interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. The Museum’s “Science Is an Activity” exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy® aims to enhance knowledge of engineering and technology for people of all ages and inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and scientists. The Museum is ranked #3 by Parents Magazine in its list of the country’s “Ten Best Science Centers. For more information, visit

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