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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

Spring 2017 Art Crawl

Spring 2017 Art Crawl Join us for the Spring 2017 Art Crawl at Stony Brook University! The Art Crawl is a free event with student-led guided tours of galleries on the Stony Brook University campus. Friday, April 7th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm The tour will begin at the Zodiac Gallery in the Charles B. […]

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2017 Science Playwriting Competition – Deadline for Submission, April 1, 2017

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, in collaboration with the C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, announces a CALL FOR PLAYS for the 2017 SBU Science Playwriting Competition: Calling all talented playwrights with an interest in the sciences, and talented scientists with an interest in the theatre to compose a ten-minute play with a substantial […]

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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, Ryan and Trevor Oakes, SCGP 103 Born in Colorado in 1982, the visual artists and twin […]

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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 the large number of submissions and to the high quality of most of the entries. […]

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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 pressbook located here: http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Maksimovic.-The-Story-of-Bruno-Pontecorvo.pdf

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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 Story of E.A.T.: The View from 2016, Simons Center Auditorium 7:00 pm: Michael Connor, Artistic […]

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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 2 The Fifth Annual Science Playwriting Competition Stony Brook University is at the forefront in […]