Synopsis: Can the blending of art and science encourage a more diverse population of students to pursue science, and improve the public understanding of science? Dr. Ahna Skop, Professor of Genetics, Affiliate Faculty Life Sciences Communication & the UW-Madison Arts Institute explores this idea.
Start Time: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:00 PM
End Time: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:30 PM
Location: Voorhees Hall / Zimmerli Art Museum
Address: 71 Hamilton Street
Campus: College Avenue
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free
Sponsor: Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University Department of Genetics, Human Genetics Institute of NJ
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Zimmerli Art Museum
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7237
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Dr. Skop discusses what it was like to grow up in a family of artists and then end up a scientist, as well as what thinking like an artist offers the scientist. She gives an exciting glimpse into her life and how she has impacted science, education, and the public with her two passions: science and art. Learn more about Dr. Skop at

The talk is held in conjunction with "Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein," the nationally touring exhibition that explores the artistic movement of Dimensionism. It examines the untold story of the “Dimensionist Manifesto,” authored by Hungarian poet Charles Sirató in 1936, which called for an artistic response to groundbreaking scientific discoveries that changed human understanding of the universe. With some 75 artworks by more than 36 artists, it brings together paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs, along with poetry and ephemera.

Presented by the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University Department of Genetics, and the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey in conjunction with the Zimmerli’s current exhibition, Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein. The program is free and open to the public, followed by a reception.

Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public,  Parents & Families