"To develop a complete mind:  Study the science of art; study the art of science.  Learn how to see. 
Realize that everything connects to everything else." Leonardo da Vinci

2017 was SPARK, a year long celebration of the relationship between the arts and science. 
One of the goals was to establish partnerships and collaborations, and one of the outcomes was the formation
of the ARTS-SCI group, which continues the spirit of SPARK.  This group of faculty members has collaborated
to sponsor events and offer curricula designed to foster discussions about the convergence between the arts and science. 
Since then, a group of undergraduate and graduate students formed SEMINARIUM, a club with a similar mission.

Upcoming Events


In Time of Change:  Microbial Worlds--Mary Beth Leigh, University of Alaska

The NSF-funded art-science collaboration explores the microbial realm of the arctic tundra.  The exhibit is available to viewers both virtually and in person at the The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, Oregon State University.

Gallery hours for in-person viewing:  3-5 pm Tuesday to Thursday, September 29 to October 22.  Visitors are asked to arrive at the door of Kidder Hall (facing the Library) at 3 or 4 pm.  Contact the Little Gallery for information:  helen.wilhelm@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-2146. 

VIRTUAL TOUR  Gallery hours for in-person viewing: 3-5 pm Mon to Wed, September 29 to October 21.  Visitors are asked to arrive at the door of Kidder Hall (facing the Library) at 3 or 4 pm.  Contact the Little Gallery for information:  helen.wilhelm@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-2146.

VIRTUAL LECTURE (hotlink address below) Director Mary Beth Leigh, Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks and several artists talk about their work in the arctic research stations and the collaborations between artists and scientists:  https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/1_mmaen9x5



 Past Events

Ken Van Rees-Director, Centre for Northern Agroforestry and Afforestation; Lecture:  Monday, November 4, 5:30 pm; Memorial Union 213, THE COLLISION OF SCIENCE AND ART:  PAINT, SOIL, AND CHARCOAL.  University of Saskatchewan, Fall 2019; Black Carbon, Artist Reception:  Tuesday, November 5, 4-7 pm.  Strand Gallery, 440 Strand Hall. 

Through the Lens: Tools for Extending Our Vision and Knowledge through History, Dr. Melissa Santala, OSU Professor of Materials Science. October 10, 2019; 4:00 pm

Rivers, Salmon and Disease in a Time of Change/Source2:  Jerri Bartholomew, August 2019

Weapons of Micro-destruction:  Jerri Bartholomew, Andy Myers and Dana Reason, May 2019

Willamette River Sculpture:  Dedicated Spring 2019;

Artist Residents in Labs

David Buckley Borden: Designer-in-Residence, Harvard Forest - April 2019

Michael Schulteis  Venn Pirouettes - October 2018

Languages of Nature:  Little Gallery, May-June 2018

Communicating our Vision of Nature:  Scientific Illustration Through the Ages:   David Maddison, April 2018

In a Drop of Water:  Hatfield, March-April 2018

Evolution of a Superbug:  An Interdisciplinary Conversation about Antibiotic Resistance:  Michael Baym, Betts Cole and Dana Reason, November 2017

Microbiomes:  To See the Unseen:  The Corvallis Art Center, May 2017

Microbiomes:  Connecting the Communities:  Nash Hall, April 2017

Microbiomes:  Imagining the Unseen: Little Gallery, March 2017

 Arts-Science Convergences at OSU:  April 2016






 MB 499/599 - ART 499/599:  Art of the Microbiome
All HC Classes
HC 407 The Art (and Science) of Storytelling - Summer
HC 407 Art of Science / Science of Art - Fall
HC 407 Have Rocket Will Travel - Fall
HC 407 Da Vinci 101 - Fall
HC 407 Imagining the Universe - Fall and Winter
HC 407 Data Driven Enchanted Objects - Winter
HC 407 Found Objects:  Material Culture, Meaning, and Memory - Winter
HC 407 Life - The Biosphere Through Space and Time - Winter
HC 407 - Biomimicry:  Wisdom and Inspiration from Nature to Solve Human Challenges - Spring
HC 407 Plastics for Poets - Spring
HC 407 Electric Nature, Digital Storytelling - Spring