Laurie Anderson Artist Panel Sept 22
Laurie Anderson Artist Panel
Sunday, September 22nd | 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Ms. Anderson will participate in an open-ended discussion led by Barbara Mink, founder and artistic director of the Ithaca-based nonprofit Light in Winter Festival from 1999 – 2011 and member artist of the Ithaca-based nonprofit State of the Art Gallery. The panel will feature Ms. Anderson and two individuals with direct experiences in the intersection of art and science.
The first, Dr. Roald Hoffmann, the Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters Emeritus at Cornell University and 1981 chemistry Nobel laureate, is known for his contributions to chemistry, and he is also a writer of poetry, plays and essays. In particular, his essays often reflect on chemistry's relationship to philosophy, literature, and the arts.
The second, Museum of the Earth’s Artist-in-Residence John Gurche, is a world-renowned artist who combines his knowledge of anatomy and paleontology with artistic craftsmanship to recreate vivid worlds of past life using bones, fossils, and other remains.
Potential panel topics include: “What is the role of art in scientific endeavors such as climate change and conservation? And “How can artists help scientists express scientific findings to the general public?” We anticipate that the panel will inspire future community discussion on the intersection of art and science.
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Brando at 607-273-6623 x15 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't miss Laurie Anderson performing live at the State Theatre on Saturday, September 21 in celebration of the Museum's 10th Anniversary. Tickets for this performance are on sale now at the State Theatre box office.
Please note: This weekend is Cornell Homecoming so we recommend you book your accommodations early. Click here for further information.
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the Tompkins County Tourism Program.