I have seen surprised looks and heard praises on how visionary it is to introduce science into an art museum. Yet, it seems natural to do so. For centuries art and science have worked together to solve problems through innovation and create a world to live in. But, in our busy lives we tend to separate the two and relegate each to their separate realms. I see The Cummer offering a place to dissolve those boundaries; within its beautiful gardens and galleries, all ages can relax and learn. Together we can become lost in the grand landscape of an artist and also discover a living landscape on a grand river. We will experience and calculate the gravity surrounding a sculpture and follow the centuries of step by step chemistry required to make a porcelain tea pot. As we work to combine art and science, creativity will be heightened and understanding found.
Each month, we will be offering an opportunity to connect art and science through a new series on The Cummer Blog. Please join us in this conversation, and tell us what topics you would like to see more information on.