AAAS Art Gallery
Malaria: Blood, Sweat, and Tears
March 12th - June 1st, 2012
Conceived by the Malaria Consortium and photographer/curator Adam Nadel, Malaria: Blood, Sweat, and Tears discusses the historical, scientific, and global impact of malaria. The exhibit displays photographs, posters, illustrations, and objects that draw connections between the unseen science behind malaria and the devastating effects its transmission has on personal lives.
Beneath the Surface: Rediscovering a World Worth Conserving
October 31st, 2011- March 2nd, 2012
The American Association for the Advancement of Science presents Beneath the Surface: Rediscovering a World Worth Conserving. Featuring seven artists from across the United States, Beneath the Surface explores the use of art as a medium to advocate for the preservation of one of Earth's most beautifully complex compositions, its oceans. What lies beneath the surface of the sea has always fascinated and frightened man with its mystery. In recent times, this has developed into a tenuous relationship in which the sea has suffered. Beneath the Surface seeks to remind us of the once magically captivating hold the sea has had on our imaginations and encourages us to protect its beauty and bounty.
Beauty & the Brain Revealed
Why do we find some works of art so appealing? The exhibition Beauty and the Brain Revealed at the American Association for the Advancement of Science builds on a 2010 collaboration between the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute at the Johns Hopkins University and the Walters Art Museum to examine how the brain perceives abstract sculpture. Put on a pair of 3D glasses to explore digitally morphed versions of sculpture and learn how 3D shape characteristics relate to your own aesthetic preferences!
Through the generosity of collectors Drs. Susan and James Weiss, the AAAS Gallery has the very special opportunity to display Conscient de sa beauté (Conscious of her beauty), 1957, a bronze sculpture by Jean (Hans) Arp, against the backdrop of this exciting research, which draws upon Arp’s work.
Special thanks to our Exhibition PI, Dr. Charles “Ed” Connor, Director, Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute at the Johns Hopkins University; and our Guest Curator, Dr. Gary Vikan, Vikan Consulting LLC, former Director of the Walters Art Museum.
The original project was initiated and funded by the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute.
28 October 2013 - 3 January 2014
Beauty and the Brain Revealed is on display in the AAAS Art Gallery, 1200 New York Ave. NW, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours and Location
1200 New York Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20005