New Nassau Museum Exhibition Unites Art And Science With Energy

Todd Cohen, Frank Castagna, Angela Susan Anton, Harvey Manes and Dr. Charles Riley (Photos by Tab Hauser)

On paper, it may seem that science and art are polar opposites, but when they are brought together in a visual form, the two subjects make perfect sense. That is the case for the new exhibition at the Nassau County Museum of Art titled “Energy: The Power of Art,” on display through Nov. 3.

In a groundbreaking effort for a fine arts museum, top-tier science and major art by Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, Julie Mehretu, Frank Stella, Joseph Cornell and Man Ray will be fused into one dynamic and interactive exhibition. Working with the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Tesla Museum, this innovative project juxtaposes masterworks in many media with images produced by the most advanced scientific instruments, and even an active “cloud chamber,” to explore the supposedly “invisible” world of energy.

“My art is energy made visible,” Pollock famously declared. Miya Ando, whose unforgettable aurora borealis installation embodies the energy of the heavens, is one of several works commissioned for this show.

Other highlights include monumental paintings by Richard Pousette-Dart, Julie Mehretu, James Rosenquist and Doug Argue, Stella’s most recent sculpture, a rare portfolio by Man Rayand watercolors created directly for NASA by Barbara Prey. The laboratory of Nikola Tesla is re-created, using some of his historic instruments and spectacular images from a “beamline” at Brookhaven capture the beauty of physics. The science of art meets the art of science in one power-packed show.

The Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Dr., Roslyn Harbor. For more information, visit www.nassaumuseum.org.

Anton Media Staff
In addition to its arts and entertainment publication Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group publishes 16 community newspapers, several magazines, specialty publications and websites. With brands dating back to 1877, Anton has a commitment to deliver trusted and relevant content to the communities it serves.

Leave a Reply

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

The Latest In Beauty

Must-have products/new launches to help achieve a radiant glow   Whether you are working from home or trekking to the office each day, natural, quick and...

Grey’s Anatomy’s Chandra Wilson Talks How Show Is Handling The Pandemic

Actress Chandra Wilson provides a voice for front line workers For the past year, all that everyone has been encompassed by is the coronavirus pandemic,...

The History Of Madison Square Garden

“The world’s most famous arena.” That’s how Madison Square Garden, located in midtown Manhattan, has long described itself. The name may seem curious to some....

Farmingdale’s Home Decor Ground Zero

Avanti Furniture celebrates 56 years of business In the world of high-end interior design, Farmingdale doesn’t exactly jump out as a place where you would...

Going Bananas For Banana Bread

Whether it’s out of sheer boredom or you’re craving something sweet, the pandemic has left many of us baking more than usual. One of...

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.

x