interest areas: history of science, museum studies, utopian studies, entomology, social history
The collaborative work of three pioneering scientists who joined the Owen/Maclure utopian community in 1826 will be the subject of Historic New Harmony’s 2010 exhibition, The Art of Science, opening April 10 and continuing through December 30, at the historic Scholle House in New Harmony, Indiana.
The extraordinary artist Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and disciplined scientist Thomas Say made New Harmony their working laboratory. These Renaissance men found a patron in William Maclure, who financially supported their scientific endeavors. The three men were instrumental in the professionalization of the sciences, through their collecting and documentation of the natural world, and through the dissemination of scientific knowledge.
The Art of Science exhibition will feature original art, 19th-century scientific equipment, rare books and insect specimens.
Local, state and international presenters, addressing a variety of related topics, will be featured in the companion programming offered in New Harmony throughout the nine-month show. www.newharmony.org
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