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Exhibition: "Probability & Uncertainty"

  • Dates: January 13, 2018 - June 17, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free and Open to the Public
  • Overview

    The latest exhibition at the Mandeville Gallery, Probability & Uncertainty, will feature over thirty historic scientific instruments from the Union College Permanent Collection, juxtaposed with six contemporary female artists working with scientific themes. By presenting connections between historic fields of inquiry and the themes used by the contemporary artists, this exhibition seeks to emphasize shared impulses found in the humanities and sciences, then and now. These connections and fields are intertwined metaphorically, and tangibly, within these beautiful objects.
    There will be an opening reception to celebrate this exhibition on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 5:00 - 6:30pm.
    Co-sponsorship is generously provided by the Geology Department; Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies; the Math Department; the Office of Diversity and Inclusion; the Physics and Astronomy Department; and the Visual Arts Department. Funding for a research trip to the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, and the maker workshop event was awarded through Mellon grants, as part of the "Our Shared Humanities" college-wide initiative.

    The Mandeville Gallery is located on the second floor of the Nott Memorial, and is open daily from 10 am - 6 pm. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit our website, http://muse.union.edu/mandeville/

    Image: Kirsten Kay Thoen, Ice Fractal #1, ed. 3, 2014, digital C-prints on Dur-A-Flex & Plexiglas, 21 x 21 x 2 ½ inches

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