Ever wonder how science affects art — and vice versa? Through June 17, 2012, the Nasher Museum presents ”Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy“ an exhibition of the works of modern sculptor Alexander Calder (1898-1976) and seven of his protégés that define space and explore form, balance, color and movement.
To celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, the museum has teamed up with our local Society of Women Engineers (SWE) chapter to provide fun hands-on engineering-related activities for all ages on Thursday night, February 23, 2012.
The museum’s free admission on Thursday evenings will be in effect and as part of Corporate Sponsor Night, anyone showing a business card or ID from a RTP company will be admitted into the Calder Special Exhibit for free.
Other interesting /helpful tidbits:
- Alexander Calder received an engineering degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology and took on various jobs, including as a hydraulics engineer and automotive engineer after graduation. It wasn’t until 1923 that he began his art career. How’s that for left-brain/right brain skills?
- Corporate Sponsor Night is made possible by NetApp, Carolina Biological Supply Company, Parker and Otis, Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society, Clinical Ambassador, American Scientist magazine, Tech Shop, and RTP.
- It’s also National Engineering Week.
- Learn and grab dinner. The Nasher Museum Café will also be open for dinner and/or a drink, from 5-8 PM (café closes at 9 PM).