Art of Science on Display


Art of Science

Art of Science at McPherson College. More pictures are posted on Facebook.

A new and improved version of the RCSB PDB's Art of Science was on display at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. The show uses the context of an art exhibit to introduce audiences new and old to to the beauty of the biomacromolecular structures and biology available in the PDB.

The Art of Science was on display in Friendship Hall during the month of November and will be permanently displayed in McPerson's Melhorn Science Hall.

Since its beginnings in an art gallery at Rutgers University, the show has been hosted around the world including Texas A&M University, EMBL-Hamburg, Germany; University of Wisconsin-Madison; California State University, Fullerton; Purdue University; and Hyderabad, India. The exhibit toured mostly between 2002-2007, with recent iterations in Egypt (2013) and Paris (2014).

The current exhibit includes images from the original Art of Science show along with new works inspired by important Molecule of the Month topics, structures studied by students at ARL, and the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr). Pictures have been posted on Facebook.

Support for this exhibition has been provided by a grant from the American Crystallographic Association for IYCr.

This event is curated by Christine Zardecki and Maria Voigt (RCSB PDB) and coordinated by Jonathan Frye, Chair of the Department of Natural Science. McPherson College is a four-year liberal arts college in McPherson, Kansas, United States. It was chartered in 1887 by the leaders of the Church of the Brethren. The college provides a career-oriented liberal arts education.

The Art of Science is also currently on display at the Delbarton School in Morristown, NJ. For additional details about this show, please contact

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