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Opening Reception - Art of Science 14.0: Eidolon


Friday, May 3



Cafeteria & Company
208 W Main St, Urbana

Join us for the Art of Science 14.0 at Cafeteria & Company in Urbana.

Opening Reception
May 3rd from 4-8pm

Meet the artist
May 4th from 10am-2pm



The IGB’s Art of Science program is a celebration of the common ground between science and art. Images from Illinois research were the starting point for these works, which were created by researchers working in partnership with current IGB artist Julia Pollack. These pieces are the result of conversations between the scientists and the artist, and are an abstract visual exploration to highlight the power and aesthetics of science imagery.

This year’s exhibit, titled “Eidolon,” is the study of Nature’s mysteries. All scientists stand at the edge of known ways; behind them is the accumulated knowledge of their peers and preceptors, and in front of them lies a fog of questions. Whether that fog dissipates to reveal clear answers or thickens leaving more questions, they forge unknown paths, feeling and fighting their way toward the light of discovery.

Beyond thy lectures learn’d professor,
Beyond thy telescope or spectroscope observer keen, beyond all mathematics,
Beyond the doctor’s surgery, anatomy, beyond the chemist with his chemistry,
The entities of entities, eidolons.
-Walt Whitman

The exhibit will remain in Cafeteria & Company through the summer.




For all IGB events, gender neutral bathrooms are available on floors 1 and 2 of the IGB gatehouse, open during the hours of 8am to12pm and 1pm to 5pm. A private lactation room for IGB-affiliated members is available by request, see the IGB reception desk for access. Baby changing stations are available in the restrooms on the concourse level. For specific needs, please contact

Who should attend?

Open to all
Free event
Refreshments provided


Related Links

See previous Art of Science work at


Sponsored by:

BodyWork Associates



Art of Science 14.0 show card