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.
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