Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound

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Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound

September 22, 2017 through April 30, 2018

 

Mapping the Planets in Silk and Sound, a multimedia exhibition, offers a unique approach to our corner of the universe: the Solar System. Large-scale silk batiks by artist Mary Edna Fraser provide insights into each planet’s personality, addressing ground-breaking science of space images, distant galaxies, and geology. Monotype prints on paper further extend the interpretation of aerial phenomena.

Planetary scientist Ted Maxwell of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Center for Earth and Planetary Studies provides text as the viewer experiences silk galaxies and heavenly bodies. 55 minutes of music composed by Mark Mercury evokes the majesty of our nine planetary worlds. Anne Collins Goodyear, who specializes in the relationship of art to science of technology, will add her commentary.