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Learn about the Art of Science with the Institute of Genomic Biology

An abstract looking image that has a reddish round center, and a cloud of white and blue around the outside of it.
Carl R. Woese Institute of Genomic Biology on Facebook

The Art of Science is an annual art exhibit comprised of research images from the Carl R. Woese Institute of Genomic Biology. According to their website, the images are “enhanced to highlight the beauty and fascination encountered daily in scientific endeavors.” This is the 13th installment of the series, and its theme is “Efflorescence”. From the Facebook event:

Efflorescence is the process of budding and unfolding of blossoms. Every idea starts as a small seed of a thought. As you hypothesize, investigate, and reconsider the world around you, more ideas burst forth. Over time, this work produces a line of inquiry, gently prodding new possibilities while producing flowers of fully developed ideas. The artist created this image by superimposing colorectal cancer cells on chrysanthemum flower images, reminding us that in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, hope springs eternal.

There will be an opening reception on May 5th at Cafeteria + Company, from 4 to 8 p.m. It’s free and open to all, and there will be refreshments!

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