Saturday, September 21, 2019
3:00 p.m.



Scientist in the Gallery

In a guided gallery talk, Adelphi University Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Lee Stemkoski, PhD, will lend his expertise while leading visitors through the Museum’s exhibition entitled Energy: The Power of Art.

In a ground-breaking effort for a fine arts museum, top-tier science and major art by Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, Julie Mehretu, Frank Stella, Joseph Cornell and Man Ray will be fused in one dynamic and interactive exhibition. Working with the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Tesla Museum, this innovative project juxtaposes masterworks in many media with images produced by the most advanced scientific instruments, and even an active “cloud chamber,” to explore the supposedly “invisible” world of energy.

“My art is energy made visible,” Pollock famously declared. Miya Ando, whose unforgettable aurora borealis installation embodies the energy of the heavens, is one of several works commissioned for this show.

Dr. Stemkoski received his PhD from Dartmouth College. He has been teaching at Adelphi University since 2006. Dr. Stemkoski’s research interests include Computer Graphics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Video Game Development, History of Mathematics, and Number Theory. He is a dedicated teacher who has won Adelphi University’s Excellence in Teaching Award twice.

Talk is free with museum admission


For further information, please contact:

Office of Special Events
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