Investigation Destination: Science and Math in Art

Last week the entire school visited the Dayton Art Institute for a special exhibit, “Investigation Destination: Science and Math in Art.”

The exhibit invites visitors to investigate the connections between art and the sciences using three themes: Art that Moves, focusing on the kinetic energy that makes mobiles move, The Geometry of Patterns, focusing on the properties of geometric translations as seen in African textiles and Persian tiles and Keeping Art Ageless, focusing on art conservation and the materials artists use. Each theme is supported by art from the museum’s permanent collection along with a site-specific work created by local artist, Terry Welker. Hands-on activities, gallery guides, museum hunts, and take-home activities were also included.

Both students and teachers had a fantastic trip!

This entry was posted in art, field trip, intermediate unit, McGuffey, primary unit, science, upper unit. Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.