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The arts are a fundamental method of discovery at the Exploratorium. We engage artists in every facet of our work to inspire curiosity and to further an interdisciplinary approach to seeing and understanding the world. From creating long-lasting exhibits on our museum floor to developing unforgettable performances in our public spaces, the Exploratorium has presented the work of hundreds of artists working at the intersection of art, science, and learning. Please browse this video collection of arts related work to see a sample of our diverse arts programming.


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Arts at the Exploratorium:  Bob Miller - Light Walk (1982) (Clip)
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Light Walk captures former Exploratorium artist and "natural philosopher" Bob Miller (1935-2007) leading a portion of his fabled walk, a blend of performance art and radical pedagogy that evolved into an Exploratorium institution. Developed over many years, Bob's walk was continually nourished by the observations, questions, and astonishment of visitors, teachers, and museum staff.

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Date: October 21, 2014
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Arts at the Exploratorium:  We Make the Treasure by Paul Ramirez Jonas (Clip)
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We Make the Treasure by Paul Ramirez Jonas June 19, 2014–January 2015 Location: Exploratorium Pier 15 Admission: Free The second installment in the Over the Water series of large-scale, commissioned artworks. Explore the value of objects lost and recovered, above and below the water line, at We Make the Treasure, the second installment in our Over the Water series of large-scale commissioned artworks. By traversing layers of present-day experience and forgotten history, we invite you to investigate the visible and invisible forces that make something a treasure. Ephemeral, pulsing lines of air bubbles break the surface of the water between Piers 15 and 17, suggesting the ghostly outline of the Beeswing, a schooner that sank on February 17, 1863, as it returned to San Francisco from Monterey. Near the bubbling wreck is a rowboat loaded with mysterious cargo. Visitors are invited to interact with the imagined treasure of the Beeswing by using a crane to find and exchange a haul comprised of coin-sized objects of indeterminate value. We Make the Treasure is curated by the Exploratorium’s Center for Art & Inquiry in collaboration with the Studio for Public Space. Nato Thompson, chief curator of Creative Time in New York, served as advising curator.

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Date: September 15, 2014
Format: Exhibit
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Arts at the Exploratorium:  The Best Things in Museums are the Windows (Clip)
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This short documentary chronicles the people, places, things, and ideas at the core of The Windows, a four-day trek from the back deck of the Exploratorium to the top of Mount Diablo. Led by artist Harrell Fletcher and the Exploratorium's Center for Art & Inquiry in the summer of 2013, the walk involved a dozen hikers and dozens more participants and learning experiences en route to the summit. http://www.exploratorium.edu/arts/the-windows

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Date: January 24, 2014
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: harrell fletcher, center for art & inquiry , exploratorium


Arts at the Exploratorium:  Fog Bridge by Fujiko Nakaya (Clip)
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Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya muses on her ephemeral outdoor creation for the Exploratorium—the Fog Bridge—explaining it as both an homage to San Francisco and a conversation with nature itself.

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Date: October 10, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art

Keywords: fog bridge, fujiko nakaya, art, science, sculpture, outdoor, installation, weather, fog, wind, exploratorium


Arts at the Exploratorium:  Tim Hunkin's Tinkerer's Clock (Clip)
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British artist and tinkerer Tim Hunkin takes a break from installing his latest creation for the Exploratorium — a massive, whimsical, kinetically sculptural clock featuring legions of tiny tinkerers at work — to discuss the clock’s inspiration and evolution over a proper English cup of tea.

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Date: August 4, 2013
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: tim hunkin, exploratorium, arts, clock, tinkering


Arts at the Exploratorium:  Paul Clipson: Exploratorium Cinema Artist in Residence (Clip)
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The Exploratorium has commissioned San Francisco-based filmmaker Paul Clipson to create an abstract 16mm film study of the area surrounding our new downtown waterfront site at Pier 15. The film showcases Clipson's extraordinary treatment of the complex natural and cultural systems in the urban landscape, from the ephemeral rhythms of light and water to the rigid order of crosswalks and skyscrapers. Clipson’s work generally involves live collaborative performances with sound artists and musicians. For this film, an original soundtrack will be written and performed by composer Tashi Wada.

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Date: May 13, 2013
Format: Expedition
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

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Arts at the Exploratorium:  Miwa Matreyek: Live at the Exploratorium (Clip)
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As a part of the Exploratorium's opening ceremonies, Miwa Matreyek performed in our Outdoor Gallery on April 17, 2013. In her live performance, Matreyek interacted with beautifully expressed cinematic narratives that unfolded as wondrous journeys, exploring nature and the human imagination.

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Date: May 3, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art

Keywords: miwa matreyek, animation, projection, video


Arts at the Exploratorium:  Rangoli Sand Painting (Clip)
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For thousands of years, Indian women have created these elaborate geometric designs using a variety of natural materials—flowers, spices, sand, and natural pigment—to mark auspicious occasions, celebrations, and milestones.

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Date: April 23, 2013
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): art

Keywords: rangoli, sand painting, mandala


 
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