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Art and Outreach 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 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: https://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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Crossings: April 12-August 12, 2022

Crossings April 12-August 12, 2022 Curated by Lorraine Walsh The photographs in this exhibition were taken by Jean-François Dars between 2018-2020 to honor the Simons Center’s 10th Anniversary. They were originally compiled in Crossings, a unique publication that tells the story of the Center—a nascent institute in a time-honored tradition representing the fertile interaction between mathematics and theoretical physics. […]

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Stony Brook University Art Crawl

Art Crawl Spotlights Amazing Work in Galleries Across Campus Wednesday, April 13, 20221:00 PM – 3:00 PM (ET) Join Stony Brook University’s art galleries for a campus wide art crawl, Wednesday, April 13 from 1-3:30pm. Join any part of the tour. For more information visit https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/art-crawl/schedule.php Tentative Schedule: 1:00 | Simons Center Gallery 1:30 | Melville […]

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The TransAtlantic Piano Duo, Tuesday April 26

Simons Center Art and Outreach Program The TransAtlantic Piano Duo  Evelyn Ulex and Pablo Lavandera Tuesday, April 26, 2022 5:00 pm, The Della Pietra Family Auditorium This event is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. The TransAtlantic Piano Duo, with German-born Steinway Artist Evelyn Ulex and Argentinian master Pablo Lavandera, from the Piano Faculty at […]

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Simons Center Art and Outreach Program Guest Lecture: Doris Schattschneider, A Mathematician Views Escher

Simons Center Art and Outreach Program is honored to present guest lecturer Doris J. Schattschneider in her lecture: A Mathematician Views Escher. Monday, November 15, 2021 – 4PM ET The Della Pietra Family Auditorium – 103 Doris J. Schattschneider is a mathematician and Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Moravian College. Combining her dual interests in mathematics and art, she […]

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Virtual Lecture by Philip F. Palmedo: DEEP AFFINITIES: ART AND SCIENCE

Speaker: Philip F. Palmedo 5:00pm EDT, Wednesday March 24, 2021 via Zoom In this illustrated lecture Philip F. Palmedo, a former physicist who has written extensively on art, reveals how the two defining enterprises of humankind—art and science—are rooted in certain common instincts, which are fundamentally aesthetic. They originated in early humans’ need, to understand […]

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Virtual Art Crawl

Tuesday,  March 23, 11am-1pm Join us for a virtual campus-wide tour of the art galleries at Stony Brook University,  Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 11am-1pm. Participating Galleries: Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Simons Center, Wang Center and Melville Library.    Join via zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/s/81413276255?pwd=SHFCZjR0S2ZqbWNlVWw5bno5Q085QT09 

Katie Paterson, The Cosmic Spectrum, 2019
Photo © Manu Palomeque
Exhibition view Turner Contemporary, 2019
Supported by the Arts Council England

POSTPONED: Ander Mikalson and Katie Paterson: Artworks to Sonify and Colorize the Universe

Simons Center Gallery, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook University, NYMarch 26 – August 7, 2020 Opening Reception Postponed – TBAGuest Speaker: Artist talk by Ander Mikalson, Score for the Big Bang: The Universe as VoiceDella Pietra Family Auditorium, SCGP 103 Curated by Jillian McDonaldCurator, Pace Digital Gallery ProjectsProfessor, Art Department, Pace University, New […]

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Science Playwriting Competition – Virtual Staged Readings

Update 4/24/2020 – A virtual reading of the winning plays will take place on Monday May 11 at 7:00pm via createtheater.comA special thanks to Director, Steve Marsh, and the Create Theater community, who helped to make this possible. Watch the ZOOM video recording here: https://scgp.stonybrook.edu/video/video.php?id=4516 *Some plays contain some strong language The Simons Center for […]

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Guest Speaker: Ethan Edwards, 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 […]