August 21, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
MMoCA will present ART+ Mass on Monday, August 21 in conjunction with Forward Fest. This event will offer a dialogue on art as a lens and tool for exploring and documenting new discoveries in particle physics. The panel will feature:
- Artist Sonja Thomsen. Thomsen created the site-specific installation currently on view in MMoCA's lobby, which transforms viewers' encounters with light, space, time, and movement. Thomsen's interest lies in “creating spaces that highlight the inaccessible. There should always be a place for wonder; it is a direct line to new knowledge.”
- Professor Wesley H. Smith. Dr. Smith is the Bjorn Wiik Professor of Physics at UW-Madison, and has been deeply involved in work on the Large Hedron Collidor used to discover the Higgs Boson particle. The so-called “God particle” is believed to be responsible for giving matter mass and shaping the very early universe.
ART+ Mass is free for MMoCA members, employees of member businesses, and Forward Pass holders; $10 for the general public. Register now.