On May 7, 2019 the students from the “Physics Meets the Arts” course brought their final “fusion projects” to the Yale University Art Gallery for a public showing of their work from 1:30-3:00 p.m.   Nearly 100 people attended the event, which was held in YUAG’s Barker Welfare Foundation classroom and adjoining outdoor courtyard. The event was also the first time that a Yale student art exhibition was presented at the gallery.

After introductions by Ágnes Mócsy, who designed and taught the seminar at Yale, Sydney Simon, the Bradley Assistant Curator for Academic Affairs at YUAG, and Karsten Heeger, the Director of Wright Laboratory, which was co-sponsoring the event; each student was given the opportunity to present their work in turn to the audience with a brief presentation or performance, as appropriate.    Handouts of each work with pictures and a brief explanation provided by the student were also made available.  The presented projects were:

  • From Your Perspective – Kennedy Bennett
  • skI-Maya Boateng
  • dis,oRdered-Suzanne Brown
  • All The Light We Could Not See-Rachel Calcott
  • Elemental – Coco Chai
  • + − (“Additive, Subtractive”)-Ashley Fan
  •  “The Void”: How Dark Matter Reveals a Picture of the Cosmos Distinct from Poetic Language– Sam Gallen
  • Quantum Melody (or This Strange Effect)-Luna Garcia
  • Picture of a Black Bowl-Andrew Harmez
  • Spiral Out-Goro Horie
  • Invisible Beauty-Ivan Lozano
  • Fly Me Through the Moons: The Symphony that is Outer Space-Kyle Mazer
  • The Duality of Perception-Kijana Richmond
  • When You Wish (the Pain Away) Upon a Star-Sebastian Roizner Rodriguez
  • Ceramics and Starstuff: Setting the Table for Mindful Meals-Stella Sekoff

The participants and audience were also treated to a reception that included a cake decorated with the course’s special logo and sparkling cider.  At the end of the showcase, Mócsy and the course’s Teaching Fellow, physics postdoctoral associate Audrey Francisco, presented each student with a bound souvenir booklet, which was a collage prepared with a selection of text from the student’s own weekly contemplative questions and photographs documenting various aspects of the course.

Photographs from the event can be found on the Wright Lab Flickr page.

This program was jointly supported by the Yale University Art Gallery and Wright Laboratory.