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Art and Science Program

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Art and Science 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.

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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

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

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 […]

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 […]

The Butterfly Wall

Earth, Air, Fire, Water Toby Buonagurio’s most recent commissioned, public artwork is titled “Earth, Air, Fire, Water.” It is permanently installed on the central lobby wall of the brand new Simons Center for Geometry and Physics on the Stony Brook […]

Hoberman Installation

Hoberman Associates designed a dynamic installation for the Stony Brook Foundation’s new Center for Geometry and Physics. At once functional shading and art, the installation adorns the south-facing primary facade; its kinetic patterns create dynamic, ever-changing views, lighting and shadow-play […]

Iconic Wall

The Iconic Wall  is a site-specific permanent installation in the lobby of the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, of stone carvings illustrating significant equations in math and physics. The work is an impressive 279″ x 240″ x 2″ in […]