Art Program

collage3The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Art Program is an outreach program connecting artists, scientists and the community. The Simons Center Gallery’s goals include hosting the highest quality and most intellectually inquisitive art by internationally acclaimed artists working at the intersection of art, science, and technology. The exhibitions and events at the Simons Center at Stony Brook University feature artistic and scientific concepts accessible through a broad range of media for meaningful experiences that ignite imagination and inspire ideas.

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

Advisory Board:

  • Anthony Phillips (Mathematics) Chair
  • Stephanie Dinkins (Art)
  • George Hart (Artist and Consultant)
  • Christopher Herzog (YITP)
  • John Lutterbie (Theater)
  • Phil Palmedo (Art Writer and Consultant)
  • Zabet Patterson (Art)
  • Margaret Schedel (Music)
  • Daniel Weymouth (Music)
For more information, please contact Lorraine Walsh at 631-632-2817 or Maria Guetter at 631-632-1816
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The Oakes Twins: SIGHTLINES

November 15, 2016 – March 31, 2017 Simons Center Gallery Curated by Lorraine Walsh Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 15 5:00 pm: Wine and Cheese Reception, Simons Center Gallery and Lobby 5:45 pm: Artist Talk: From Iterative Form to Concave Perception, […]

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Staged Readings of the 2015-2016 Science Playwriting Competition Winners – Wednesday, November 2nd

Playwrights from all over the U.S. and from as far away as New Zealand have submitted over one hundred 10-minute plays with strong components of science and theatricality. Selecting winners in this year’s competition was especially difficult due both to […]

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Film Screening of “Maksimovic: The Story of Bruno Pontecorvo”

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics will show the movie “Maksimovic: The Story of Bruno Pontecorvo” Screenplay by Giuseppe Mussardo Thursday, October 13, 2016 – 3:45 PM Lecture Hall 102 for more information please take a look at the […]

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F_E.A.T.: Fifty Years of Experiments in Art and Technology Celebration

Opening Reception for F_E.A.T.: Fifty Years of Experiments in Art and Technology Celebration Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:00 pm: Reception, Simons Center Gallery and Lobby 5:45 pm: Talk by Julie Martin, Director, Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) Foundation, The […]

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Fall 2016 Art Crawls

Fall 2016 Art Crawls The Simons Center Gallery will be participating in the Fall 2016 Art Crawl, a free event with guided tours of Stony Brook University’s galleries. A variety of art will be exhibited, including work from international artists, […]

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The SCGP Art Program presents Laurie Anderson

The Simons Center Art Program Lecture Series presents a talk by Laurie Anderson on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 5:45 pm in the Simons Center Auditorium with a reception beginning at 5:00 pm in the SCGP Lobby. Tickets are no […]

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2016 Playwriting Competition – Winners and Performances

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics are pleased to announce: The Winners of the Fourth Annual Science Playwriting Competition A Staged Reading of the Winning Plays, to be held Wednesday, November […]

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RESOUND, September 8, – Friday, October 28, 2016

RESOUND Thursday, September 8, – Friday, October 28, 2016 Simons Center Gallery Curated by Lorraine Walsh with Margaret Schedel and Joo Yun Lee RESOUND Featuring the work of Memo Akten, Sougwen Chung, Seth Cluett, Yoon Chung Han, Carsten Nicolai, Jess […]

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Guest Speaker Dr. David H. Shoemaker – September 14, 2016

Simons Center Gallery + Art Program Guest Speaker Dr. David H. Shoemaker Director MIT LIGO Laboratory; Leader, Advanced LIGO; Senior Research Scientist, MIT Kavli Institute Realizing Einstein’s Dream: Observing the Signature of Dynamic Space-time Wednesday, September 14, 2016 5:45 pm […]

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Simons Center ArtSci Lecture Series: Speaker Valerie Gonzalez

ArtSci Lecture Series Programmed by Lorraine Walsh Discovering Where Art, Science & the Humanities Meet Lecture by Valerie Gonzalez Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 4:30PM, SCGP 102 ISLAMIC AND EAST ASIAN CERAMIC ART IN WORLD-CLASS MUSEUMS: COMPARING TWO DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHIES […]

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