Insights Into the Interplay Between Science and Art: Dario Robleto at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
Programming in conjunction with Dario Robleto's Setlists for a Setting Sun, on view in the Contemporary Wing of the Baltimore Museum of Art. This exhibition weaved together the histories of recorded light and sound in a body of poetic sculptures, prints, and cut-paper works. The show debuts three works inspired in part by the BMA's proximity to the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).
As a special collaboration between these two Baltmore institutions, Robleto presented a BMA Artist Talk as part of the STScI Public Lecture Series. He delved into the cross-pollination of art and science - including the ways in which imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, has influenced Robleto and the works featured in the exhibition. In counterpoint, STScI astronomer Frank Summers explored the scientific properties of light, space, and time that not only underscore the artistic depth, but also expose the mind-bending realities within Einstein's theory of relativity.