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Art and Science Program

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Art and Science Program at Stony Brook University is an ambitious outreach program connecting artists, scientists, and the community at large. The Simons Center Gallery goals include hosting intellectually inquisitive art by internationally acclaimed artists and scientists working at the intersection of art, science, and technology. The exhibitions and events at the Simons Center Gallery feature unique artistic and scientific concepts accessible through a broad range of media for meaningful experiences that ignite imagination and inspire ideas.

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Programs include:

  • Simons Center Gallery Exhibitions
  • Science and Art Speaker Series
  • Science Playwriting Competition
  • Student and faculty outreach with the Art Department
  • Della Pietra High School Student Gallery Talks
  • Community outreach
  • Summer Music Series
  • Science-inspired movies
  • Campus Art Tour Collaboration
  • Publications and Catalogs
  • Visiting Artist Program

Art Program Director/Curator:

Visitor Information:

  • Hours: Simons Center Gallery hours: Monday- Friday 12:00 – 5:00 pm and by appointment; Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays.
  • Directions to Simons Center for Geometry and Physics: http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/about/directions
For more information, please contact Lorraine Walsh at 631-632-2817 or Maria Guetter at 631-632-1816

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Guest Speaker: Domhnaill Hernon, Head of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) Nokia Bell Labs

Title: “On the Importance of Fusing Art and Science to Humanize Technology”Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the Della Pietra Family Auditorium, SCGP 103Reception prior to lecture at 5:00 pm This lecture is in conjunction with the opening reception of The Art of Science: Selections from the Collection. Exhibition curated by Lorraine Walsh […]

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The Art of Science: Selections from the Collection

Simons Center Gallery, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University, NY August 1 – December 15, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, October 24, 2019Reception: 5:00 pm, Simons Center Gallery and SCGP LobbyGuest Speaker: 5:30 pm, Domhnaill Hernon, Head of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJLecture Title: On the Importance […]

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Palindrome Quartet, November 13, 2019

The Simons Center Art and Outreach program is pleased to present a Palindrome Quartet performance on Wednesday November 13, 2019 featuring Iva Casian-Lakoš on cello, Jennifer Gersten and Kate Dreyfuss on violin, and Chelsea Wimmer on viola. Reception: 5:00pm, Simons Center LobbyPerformance: 5:30pm, Della Pietra Family Auditorium, Simons Center room 103 Cellist and new music advocate, […]

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Fall 2019 Art Crawl, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3 – 5 PM

Join us for Free Guided Tours of Various Art Galleries on the Stony Brook University Campus! Reception will follow at the Charles B. Wang Center.  Stony Brook University hosts a variety of renowned art galleries that provide unique spaces and opportunities for cultural and artistic exchanges, and collaborations. Our art crawls unite the university galleries through […]

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ART CRAWL Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2 PM

ART CRAWL Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2 PM. Tour of the Simons Center Art Gallery, the University Libraries Special Collections, the Charles B. Wang Center, and the Zuccaire Gallery. Reception will follow at the Zuccaire Gallery. Free Admission! Stony Brook University hosts a variety of renowned art galleries that provide unique spaces and opportunities […]

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Kolam: An Ephemeral Women’s Art of South India

An exhibition of photographs and video by Claudia SilvaMarch 25 – June 26, 2019Simons Center Gallery, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University, NY Opening Reception Tuesday, March 26, 2019Reception: 5:00 pm, Simons Center Gallery and SCGP LobbyArtist Talk: 5:30 pm, Kolam: An Ephemeral Women’s Art of South India, by Claudia Silva, Della […]

2018-19 Science Playwriting Competition is back!!! – Deadline for Submission, February 15, 2019

The Science Playwriting Competition is back! The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and the C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, announce a CALL FOR PLAYS for the 2019 SBU Science Playwriting Competition: The organizers are calling all talented playwrights with an interest in the sciences, and talented scientists with an interest in the theatre to compose an […]

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Film Screening of The Sense of Beauty, Tuesday October 2

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics is pleased to announce a screening of The Sense of Beauty, a new film by Valerio Jalongo. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with distinguished faculty from Stony Brook University representing five disciplines: Mathematics, Physics, Philosophy, Art and Art History. Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Della […]

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Matter Design Computation: Projects 2012-2018. An exhibition of drawings and artifacts by Jenny E. Sabin

Matter Design Computation: Projects 2012-2018An exhibition of drawings and artifacts by Jenny E. Sabin, Jenny Sabin StudioSimons Center Gallery, Stony Brook, NYOctober 1, 2018  – February 8, 2019Curated by Lorraine WalshArt Director and Curator, Simons Center for Geometry and PhysicsVisiting Associate Professor, Department of Art, Stony Brook University Opening Reception Thursday, October 4, 2018Reception: 5:00 […]