Special Guest of Honor Libby Newman
Art at the Science Center: A 40-Year Retrospective will feature work by R. Buckminster Fuller, Aleksandra Kasuba, Edith Neff, James Dupree, and more. Visitors to EKG will also have an opportunity to view a short documentary film by Marie Alarcón exploring the extensive history of the gallery, including interviews with EKG stakeholders who played a role in shaping the gallery’s development over the last 40 years.
Since its inception, the Esther Klein Gallery has used the creative arts as a platform to explore the relationships between art, science and technology. The concept originated in 1975 with Dr. Randall Whaley, former President of the Science Center and an advocate of better communication between scientists and artists. In 1976, Libby Newman, chosen by Whaley to be founder and curator of the gallery, brought Whaley’s vision to life through her programming. In the early 1980’s, R. Buckminster Fuller, a World Fellow in Residence and inventor of the geodesic dome, was featured in a solo exhibition that included his early drawings and his then-latest invention, the 4D dymaxion book case.
This exhibition is curated by Angela McQuillan of the Science Center.