Scientists are a creative bunch, though they don’t always get credit for it. For some, devising experiments and visualizing data provide satisfying opportunity for creative expression. Others are moved to go further; they’ll pick up a paintbrush or dabble in sculpture and find that the studio is as good a place for experimentation as the lab.
Falk Library’s Scientists as Artists Reprise exhibit gives a second viewing opportunity to many of the art pieces by Pitt scientists better known for their peer-reviewed research, which were displayed at Science 2018 this past October. Supplementing the exhibit are additional art pieces, allowing more than one to be displayed per artist.
The suggestion to feature scientists' artwork came from Pitt structural biology researcher Esra Bozkurt, PhD, who participated in a similar exhibition while in Switzerland. The idea received enthusiastic support from the Center for Biologic Imaging’s Donna Stolz, PhD, and Jonathan Franks, MS, who have annually curated Science as Art for many years
Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.