January 20, 2011
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Science meets art: New exhibit features artworks inspired by Charles Darwin
Form from Form opens January 22 at Cincinnati Museum Center
CINCINNATI—What do you get when you combine science, art, and a dash of local flavor? A whimsical and enchanting exhibition- Form from Form: Art from Discovery- opening January 22 at Cincinnati Museum Center.
Form from Form features artworks relating to the themes of evolution, metamorphosis, and change created by leading Cincinnati artists. The exhibition celebrates the life and accomplishments of Charles Darwin, the “Father of Evolution,” through Darwin-inspired paintings, ceramics, sculptures, and mixed media.
The exhibition was originally created for and displayed at the University of Cincinnati in 2009 as part of a collaborative community educational program for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.
Form from Form showcases artworks from Anthony Becker, Ana England, Gary Gaffney, Stephen Geddes, Rhonda Gushee, January Marx Knoop, Lisa Merida-Paytes, Thomas Towhey. Mary Heider, assistant dean emerita at the University of Cincinnati, is the exhibition curator.
A free “Meet the Artists” opening event will take place on January 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the exhibition gallery. No reservations are required for this event.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Form from Form runs from January 22 through March 13 in the John A. Ruthven Gallery during regular museum hours.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration. As one of the top cultural attractions in the Midwest, Cincinnati Museum Center has served as an educational, research and entertainment resource to millions of visitors from around the world. Organizations within Museum Center include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater, and the Cincinnati Historical Society Library. These organizations combine to serve more than one million visitors annually, reaching out to nearly 400,000 young people through hands-on exhibits and programs. Originally built in 1933 as a train station, Union Terminal stands as one of the last remaining grand-scale Art Deco style railroad terminals. The building is a National Historic Landmark and was renovated and reopened as Cincinnati Museum Center in 1990. For information, call 1-800-733-2077 or visit www.cincymuseum.org.