Exhibition Opening with Artist Anna Von Mertens


Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:00pm to 6:00pm


Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

quilt detailArtist Anna Von Mertens uses the structures of quilting and drawing to explore the frontiers of human understanding. In this commissioned exhibition, she explores the life and work of Henrietta Leavitt, one of the women “computers” hired to study glass-plate astronomical photographs at the Harvard College Observatory. Leavitt’s findings provided a unit of measurement for galactic distances. Reimagined in meticulous stitches and intricate graphite marks, Von Mertens examines our current understanding of the size and shape of the cosmos.

This event is presented by The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Registration and additional information here.