The Art of Science–Boston Museum of Science Part Deux

I didn’t expect to see art exhibits at the Boston Museum of Science, but there it was, ever so subtle but nevertheless present in many forms. It got me to thinking about the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math) movement, which puts the Arts into STEM fields. Art and science are interconnected, as both are creative fields, though they are seldom considered in the breath. Without imagination, we would not have shapes and colors, that form images, perhaps of a landscape, or a building, or even a molecule. Without art, is there science, or vise versa? Thinking creatively has been the solution to so many of the world’s most pressing issues, whether it be a cure for a disease, a plan to remodel a city, or finding a resolution to political conflict. While art may not have to take on the form with which we are most familiar–a painting, sculpture or the like–I find few things more comforting than a stroll in a gallery on a quiet afternoon contemplating an artist’s vision while writing my own mental rendition of the piece.

Here are a few gems I came across in an unlikely or perhaps what should be a likely place…the Boston Museum of Science…next up: Harvard’s Fogg Museum of Art!

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Water Stories was an exhibit of abstract paintings in a hue of blues reminiscent of impressionist art. The sounds of babbling brooks throughout the space added another dimension to experience, awakening another sense.

 

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