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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

Michael Assis Video – The Complexity of Origami

Michael Assis is a research Assistant in the department of Physics at Stony Brook university pursuing a Phd in physics under Professor Barry McCoy; he earned a bachelors degree in both physics and mathematics from Taylor university and spent a year performing atmospheric physics research at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland studying noctilucent […]

Erik Demaine Video – Folding Paper: Visual Art Meets Mathematics

Origami and Paper Folding Bridging Perspectives of Visual Arts and Sciences Dr. Erik Demaine is a Professor of Computer Science at MIT and was the youngest professor in the history of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when he joined their faculty in 2001 at the age of 20. In 2003 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship as a “computational […]

Origami Heaven Exhibition at the Wang Center

  August 4-9, 2012 Origami Heaven 2012: Stories from Paper From the Aesops Fables and the Brothers Grimm to Tinkerbell and Harry Potter, the Charles B. Wang Center’s 8th Annual Origami Heaven Exhibition celebrates Stories through Paper recreated and interpreted by esteemed origami artists from around the world. Join us to delight in intricate folded-paper […]

Synergy: Dance, Data, Sculpture

Simons Center Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the SYNERGY exhibition featuring the works of sculptor William Duffy and the choreographer William Forsythe’s website based project with The Ohio State University. This multi–media exhibit emphasizes the collaboration between artist and research scientist, while also debuting William Duffy’s most recent work for the Simons […]

Ocean Beasts

July-August 2012 Most of us perceive Origami and kinetic sculptures as distinctly separate art forms. The OCEAN BEASTS exhibition at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, curated by Flo Tarjan, presents both types of artistic vision by the one of the best in their respective fields. This show provides evidence that both creative skills […]

How Thinks Works Exhibit Closes Today

The How Thinks Works Exhibit curated by Nina Douglas will close in the SCGP Art Gallery on Tuesday, February 28th. This exhibition featured the works of Tatjana Busch, Ji Choi, Helaman Ferguson, Pi (Andrew Logan), Lydia Nestor, Peter Nicks, Robert Michael Smith, Kiki Smith, and the Houdini Collective led by Nina Douglas (works not yet […]

Portraits of Physicists, by Miriam Carothers

                This series captures an era in Theoretical Physics through the faces of the Protagonists: some of them are the Pioneers, who laid down the ground for string theory by uncovering the mathematics that describes the world; then comes the New Generation, who after the Second Superstring Revolution […]