‘Science as Art’ — as a Contest

You might think you would recognize everyday objects, but what if you saw them under a microscope?

As part of both Science 2019 and the Year of Creativity, this year’s “Science as Art” exhibit features creativity hidden in plain sight. On Thursday, Oct. 17, and Friday, Oct. 18, the J.W. Connolly Ballroom in Alumni Hall will showcase artistic images of mundane objects like cell phones, pens and pocket change — magnified under a microscope.

“We’re hoping to have 50 or so funky images,” said Donna Stolz, associate professor and associate director of the Center for Biologic Imaging. Stolz and Jonathan Franks, electron microscopy lab manager at the center, curate the annual exhibit that features works that blend art and science.

This year adds a new interactive component: Visitors to the exhibit can take a quiz to identify the items depicted in the pieces of art. The entrant with the most correct guesses will receive a gift card to the University Store on Fifth.

Read more about Science 2019 programming and see coverage of the 2018 exhibit.