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The Secrets Behind Art

  • Liquid Art House, Boston Common 100 Arlington Street Boston, MA, 02116 United States (map)

Join us for a taste of science and art, as we chat with two local scientists about their research!


Lana Sloutsky, Boston University

The Art of Byzantine Science

The Byzantine Empire (330-1453) was one of the most advanced, captivating, and important periods in history. Among its many accomplishments, Byzantine scientific developments helped further the Italian Renaissance understanding of various biological and technological processes. In this talk, join Lana Sloutsky, a Byzantinist art historian, to view and discuss prominent visual representations of Byzantine science in illuminated manuscripts.


Richard Newman, Museum of Fine Arts

Science in an Art Museum - Why?

Traditional art is made from physical materials. Sometimes the meaning of art has little to do with the materials, sometimes materials are a part of the meaning; understanding them helps us to understand what hangs on the wall or sits in a case in the museum.



Event information:

  • Doors open at 7:00pm, and our event kicks off at 7:30pm
  • An RSVP via our site for this free event does not guarantee entry! Entry will be first come first served until the space is full.
  • Taste of Science pint glasses will be given away at the door on a first come first served basis while supplies last!
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