Art & Science in DC by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator
One of the themes of the New Museum’s recent exhibition “Ghosts in the Machine” was the complicated and ongoing relationship between artists and scientists working in a variety of fields. The exhibition considered works by artists like Stan VanDerBeek who embraced shifts in technology and anticipated our current digitally saturated world. Others included initiatives such as… READ MORE
This is a little old news, but! I made a book about ArtODS and Friends of Outdoor School got it all printed up! If you want to see a digital copy, it’s here. If you would like a hard copy, just ask Friends of Outdoor School!
Happy birthday to a true plant pioneer! Little known fact: In addition to Carver’s work on peanuts and sweet potatoes, he was also an avid mycologist.
While at Iowa State, he developed a talent for collecting fungal specimens. Since mycology was a scientific discipline that required a high degree of training and sophisticated equipment for proper identification, and Carver had neither training nor equipment, he often sought the aid of trained mycologists. While his preliminary identifications were remarkably accurate, Carver’s real gift was for finding rare and new species. Throughout his career, he sent specimens to numerous mycologists and plant pathologists.
At least 100 of Carver’s fungal specimens found their way to the Garden’s Steere Herbarium, most likely through his friendship with J.B. Ellis. ~AR
Happy birthday, George Washington Carver! Born on this day in 1865, Carver improved the economy of the South by demonstrating the commercial possibilities of peanuts and sweet potatoes. His “Movable School” educated impoverished farmers. His stamp was issued 1998 as part of the Celebrate the Century: 1910s stamp pane.
From Seattle Art Museum, on Mark Dion’s nurse log relocation:
Neukom Vivarium is a hybrid work of sculpture, architecture, environmental education and horticulture that connects art and science. Sited at the corner of Elliott Avenue and Broad Street, it features a sixty-foot-long “nurse log” in an eighty-foot-long custom-designed greenhouse. Set on a slab under the glass roof of the greenhouse, the log has been removed from the forest ecosystem and now inhabits an art system. Its ongoing decay and renewal represent nature as a complex system of cycles and processes. Visitors observe life forms within the log using magnifying glasses supplied in a cabinet designed by the artist. Illustrations of potential log inhabitants-bacteria, fungi, lichen, plants, and insects-decorate blue and white tiles that function as a field guide, assisting visitors’ identification of “specimens.” Neukom Vivarium is the artist’s first permanent public art work in the United States.
These happened today at the Adventure WILD table at Explorando, they are by Jeremy and Drina - They made a ton of ink pad print drawings!
Here’s some of what ended up happening with all the branches that Karma collected all session