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Watch celebrated artist Alexa Meade transform a live model into a seemingly two-dimensional tableau. Reversing the tradition of trompe l’oeil, the Renaissance painting technique in which objects appear real, Alexa Meade painstakingly applies acrylic paint onto actual people and objects, creating illusions of seamless, two-dimensional portraits. Unified by bold brushwork reminiscent of mid-20th-century painting styles, her subjects appear flattened, as if painted on canvas, even when viewed from different angles. Meade’s work invites a deep exploration into the nature of perception, the role of photography in viewing ephemeral artworks, and the sudden intimacy of portraiture.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: October 21, 2015
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
02:00:00
The legendary Joshua Light Show returns to the Exploratorium’s Kanbar Forum to improvise an immersive, otherworldly environment of light in collaboration with acclaimed musicians Julia Holter and Linda Perhacs.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: April 19, 2015
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): art
Running Time:
00:35:00
Join us for a moderated discussion with Alonzo King and Bernie Krause. Krause previously collaborated with Richard Blackford to compose a symphony for orchestra and wild soundscapes, which premiered in July 2014. Alonzo King’s groundbreaking choreography manipulates the laws of energy and matter that govern movement in the natural world. Together, these artists are exploring how human music and dance have evolved from the sounds and movements of other living things.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: March 26, 2015
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:25:00
This newly added Resonance event highlights an emerging collaboration between one of ballet’s most visionary choreographers, Alonzo King, and pioneering natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: March 26, 2015
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:02:00
Watch as guests of Exploratorium After Dark collaborate in a hands-on, ears-on exploration of musical cultures from every continent with educator Michael Bradke.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: September 18, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art
Running Time:
00:28:54
Sound artists Shane A. Myrbeck and Emily Shisko elaborate on their thought process behind their interactive sound installation, Fathom: Self-Assembling Music. This art work was presented in the Exploratorium's Kanbar Forum in 2013 and into 2014.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: February 25, 2014
Format: Lecture
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art
Running Time:
00:05:00
Science of Cocktails at the Exploratorium celebrates the artistry of master mixology shaken with the science behind the craft. TV personality and comedian, Zane Lamprey (Three Sheets, Drinking Made Easy), takes an in-depth, hands-on look at the physics, chemistry, and biology of cocktails, and engages in an exploration of your favorite libations in ways you've never experienced before.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: February 13, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:01:05
Science of Cocktails at the Exploratorium celebrates the artistry of master mixology shaken with the science behind the craft. Take an in-depth, hands-on look at the physics, chemistry, and biology of cocktails, and engage in an exploration of your favorite libations in ways you've never experienced before.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: February 4, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
00:24:42
This short documentary chronicles the people, places, things, and ideas at the core of The Windows, a four-day trek from the back deck of the Exploratorium to the top of Mount Diablo. Led by artist Harrell Fletcher and the Exploratorium's Center for Art & Inquiry in the summer of 2013, the walk involved a dozen hikers and dozens more participants and learning experiences en route to the summit. http://www.exploratorium.edu/arts/the-windows

Project: Arts at the Exploratorium | Browse All

Date: January 24, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
01:08:00
Watch internationally renowned musician Roscoe Mitchell performing “Angel City” with James Fei on woodwinds and William Winant on percussion. All three are music professors at Mills College in Oakland.

Project: Resonance | Browse All

Date: December 16, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art