Asheville Art Museum Presents a Lecture on Intersection of Art + Science
The Museum collaborates with The Collider and Contemporaneo Asheville to present a lecture by artist Anrika Rupp on February 20
[February 6, 2018 – ASHEVILLE] In collaboration with The Collider and Contemporaneo Asheville, the Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present a lecture by artist Anrika Rupp on February 20 at 6:30 p.m. titled Art, the Scientific Method, and the Aesthetics of the Real. The lecture takes place at The Collider and will be followed by an artist reception at Contemporaneo Asheville.
Anrika Rupp is an artist, photographer and engineer whose works explore the intersections of the visual arts, mathematics and science. During the lecture, Rupp will discuss the long dialogue between the arts and sciences, her experiments with photographic permutations, and how her interests in human perception, cosmic phenomena and data are reflected in her three-dimensional work.
Rupp’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in art galleries, museums and art fairs in the United States and South America. A graduate of the Parsons School of Design and Columbia University School of Engineering, her career has spanned commercial graphic design, photography, satellite digital image processing, and digital communications protocols. Her newest photographic series documents the human impact of climate change.
Art, the Scientific Method, and the Aesthetics of the Real
Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
Suggested donation: $10 per person
The Collider (1 Haywood Street, Asheville – 4th floor)
Artist Reception follows at Contemporaneo Asheville (4 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville)
About the Asheville Art Museum
The Asheville Art Museum is the only nonprofit visual arts museum serving the 24 counties of Western North Carolina. Incorporated by artists in 1948, the Museum collects, preserves and interprets American art of the 20th and 21st centuries with a focus on work of significance to the Southeast.
The Museum is currently under construction to build the new Asheville Art Museum, scheduled for completion in the fall of 2018. The Museum continues an active schedule of programs with Western North Carolina partners during its construction phase. Visit www.ashevilleart.org for details.
Founded by artists in 1948 in Asheville, NC, the Asheville Art Museum annually presents an exciting, inviting and active schedule of exhibitions and public programs based on its permanent collection of 20th and 21st century American art. Any visit will also include experiences with works of significance to Western North Carolina’s cultural heritage including Studio Craft, Black Mountain College and Cherokee artists. Special exhibitions feature renowned regional and national artists and explore issues of enduring interest. The Museum also offers a wide array of innovative, inspiring and entertaining educational programs for people of all ages.
The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and receives support from organizations such as the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional support is provided by the City of Asheville and Buncombe County.
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Jen Swanson, Communications Manager, Asheville Art Museum
828.253.3227, ext. 116