Celebrating the 450th Anniversary of the Birth of Galileo through Visual Arts and Live Music

Saturday, February 15, 2014, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm

The Departments of Studio Arts and Music with the University Art Gallery have organized an interdisciplinary event commemorating the 450th anniversary of Galileo's birth. The celebration, through visual art and live music, will take place in the Rotunda of the University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building.

Special guest Paolo Palmieri from the Department of History and Philosophy of Science will offer brief remarks on Galileo and his contributions. An interdisciplinary installation created by Studio Arts faculty member Michael Morrill and composer and Department of Music alum Philip Thompson will be presented in the Rotunda gallery. The installation expands from Morrill’s Linea Terminale painting series, inspired by Galileo’s moon drawings. Thompson’s composition, Nocturnes (for string trio), was created as a response both to Linea Terminale and the broader idea of celebrating Galileo’s life and scientific contributions. Full Moon, a new video work by Studio Arts Faculty member Aaron Henderson will be presented in the front gallery.

This interdisciplinary celebration and one-day event is cosponsored by the Departments of Studio Arts and Music, the University Art Gallery, and the Departments of the History and Philosophy of Science, Physics and Astronomy, and Philosophy. The event is free and open to the public.

Location Information

University Art Gallery
University of Pittsburgh, Frick Fine Arts Building, Schenley Drive