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Martha Glowacki on Starry Transit

February 24, 2024

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

227 State Street Madison, WI, 53703

Overview

Saturday, February 24 • 2 PM • Lecture Hall • Free Admission

Originally installed at the historic Washburn Observatory as part of a collaborative project between MMoCA and the UW-Madison Department of Astronomy in 2005, Starry Transit draws on historical scientific objects and manuscripts to explore the mysteries of night bird migration and humanity’s relationship with the stars. In this artist talk, Martha Glowacki will speak about the “contemporary cabinet of curiosity” included in imaginary i placing it in context with its original installation.

In addition to her artistic practice, Glowacki is an independent curator and former Director of the James Watrous Gallery at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters.