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Art of Science 11.0

Welcome to Art of Science 11

The IGB’s Art of Science program is a celebration of common ground between science and art. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 11.0 Art of Science Installation will be a hybrid experience! The works in this installation were created by pairing IGB scientists and their research images with current IGB artist Julia Pollack. These pieces are the result of conversations between the scientists and artist and an abstract, visual exploration to highlight the power and aesthetics of science imagery. To enjoy the show remotely, view the works and accompanying videos below. Select pieces include brief discussions between the artist and the scientist about the featured work. Click below to view from afar!

Images not for public use without permission from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.



2021 In-person Installation

The installation is open for in-person, socially-distant outdoor viewing for nine days in 2021, April 30th, 3-7pm, and May 1st through May 8th from 11am-3pm daily (weather permitting).

When: April 30th, 3-7pm, and May 1st through May 8th from 11am-3pm daily

Where: University of Illinois Arboretum 1800 South Lincoln Avenue Urbana, IL 61801.

This year’s art exhibit will be presented outside and socially distant at the University of Illinois Arboretum. Please wear a mask covering your mouth and nose, and maintain a six feet or one and a half meters distance between people. Parking is available at 1800 South Lincoln Avenue in the lots near the Noel Welcome Garden, and along South Lincoln Avenue. Additional parking is available in the lot north of Japan House. While you are there take a selfie and share it with us on Instagram tag us with #IGBIllinois or Tweet us @IGBIllinois!

Art of Science Special Thanks

This year's Art of Science show is made possible in part by the Catherine and Don Kleinmuntz Center for Genomics in Business and Society and the Nelson family and BodyWork Associates. We are incredibly grateful for their generous support, so we can continue building our Art of Science Program's reach and impact year after year.