Breakthroughs in the visual arts have long been shaped by scientific advances. Georges Seurat’s pointillism was inspired by Michel Eugène Chevreul’s discoveries about how our eyes process colors; Cubism may be linked to the advent of X-rays and Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity; and Surrealism arose, in part, as a visual exploration of Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis. Join us to discuss these—and other—intersections of art, science, and technology.
This session is led by Lauren Kaplan.
Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with MoMA’s collection and special exhibitions.
Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required. Groups meet in the Marron Atrium, Floor 2.
FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.