June 19, 2017

Exhibition Explores the Art, Science, History and Culture of Solar Eclipses

ECLIPSE features works by Lita Albuquerque, Russell Crotty, Stephen Dankner, Rosemarie Fiore, Michael C. McMillen and Jacqueline Woods

Opens June 30 and continues through September 10, 2017 at ArtCenter College of Design’s Williamson Gallery

ECLIPSE is an exhibition that will probe the contemporary art, science, history and culture of solar eclipses in anticipation of the Great American Eclipse taking place on August 21, 2017.

The exhibition opens Friday, June 30 at ArtCenter College of Design’s Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in Pasadena and continues through September 10, 2017. The opening reception on Thursday, June 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. is free and open to the public. Please use this link in your coverage: http://www.artcenter.edu/connect/events/eclipse.html

The ECLIPSE exhibition is co-curated by Williamson Gallery director Stephen Nowlin and Williams College astronomer Jay Pasachoff, in association with New York Historical Society Curator of Drawings Roberta J.M. Olson and Lick Observatory artist and curator Anthony Misch.

ECLIPSE will feature works of contemporary art by Lita Albuquerque, Russell Crotty, Stephen Dankner, Rosemarie Fiore, Michael C. McMillen and Jacqueline Woods. The exhibition will include objects and artifacts borrowed or sourced from the Lick Observatory, The Huntington Library, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Caltech Archives, JPL/NASA, Carnegie Observatories and Goddard Space Flight Center.

ECLIPSE is made possible by a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance and the generosity of the Williamson Gallery Patrons.

ArtCenter College of Design’s Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery is located at 1700 Lida Street in Pasadena. For more information, contact williamson.gallery@artcenter.edu or, call 626 396-2397.

Williamson Gallery Hours:
12 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday
12 to 9 p.m., Friday
Closed Mondays and holidays

For directions to the gallery, visit williamsongallery.net/directions

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About the Alyce De Roulet Williamson Gallery: The Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery at ArtCenter has established a broad reputation for exploring the intersection of science and art. Through a two-decade series of programs and exhibitions, it has contributed to the emergence of an international movement among universities, journals, conferences, artistic studio practices, and design strategies that promotes an intensified collaboration between the humanities and sciences.

About ArtCenter: Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of industrial design disciplines as well as visual and applied arts. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round educational programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for both its ties to industry and its social impact initiatives, ArtCenter is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, ArtCenter alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society.

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