Art and Science Converge in the Deep Sea

Date: 

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
ArtAndSciencePainter Lily Simonson and Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Peter R. Girguis exemplify the long tradition of artists and scientists working in tandem to explore new worlds—in their case, the magnificent deep sea. Simonson will discuss how the immersive, glowing canvases in her current exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Lily Simonson: Painting the Deep, have been shaped by collaborations with scientists—whether exploring the depths of the ocean in a submersible or scuba diving beneath Antarctic sea ice. Girguis will reveal how working at sea with an artist has shaped his research and enabled him to see familiar organisms and environments in new ways. This event is free and open to the public. Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage. This event will be livestreamed on the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture Facebook page. A recording of this program will be available on the HMSC Lecture Videos page approximately three weeks after the lecture. For more information, click here.