Harold Edgerton (American, 1903-1990)
Bullet through Apple, 1964, from Seeing the Unseen: Twelve Photographs, 1964
Chromogenic print, 16 x 20 in.
Bank of America Collection
© 2010 MIT. Courtesy of MIT Museum

Eadweard Muybridge (English, 1830-1904)
Daisy Cantering Straddled, Animal Locomotion Portfolio, Plate No. 616, 1887
Collotype, 19 x 24 in.
Bank of America Collection

Berenice Abbott (American, 1898-1991)
Soap Bubbles (7 of 12 from Science Portfolio), 1980
Gelatin silver print, 30 x 24 in.
Bank of America Collection
Berenice Abbott/Getty Images

Science In Motion: The Photographic Studies of Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton and Berenice Abbott

July 16, 2016 - October 16, 2016

An exhibition of approximately 40 photographs offers a rich and extensive view of the scientific studies done by three of photography’s greats—Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton and Berenice Abbott.  

Muybridge and Abbott, both primarily artists, became interested in science as a photographic subject. In the course of their efforts to document scientific phenomena and motion accurately, they became inventors, as well. First and foremost a scientist, Edgerton performed stroboscopic experiments and documented them photographically while teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), bringing him providentially into the world of art. 

Though Edgerton, Muybridge and Abbott arrived at the nexus of photography and science in different ways, they revealed to us, intelligently and artistically, that which was previously unseen. Their successful partnering of science and photography led to the creation of new technologies and new teaching strategies that have helped to usher us into the modern age.

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This exhibition is provided by Bank of America’s Art in Our Communities program and is organized by Bank of America Corporation, by which all rights are reserved.

Exhibition Programs
Three programs, all free and open to the public, will complement the exhibition Science In Motion: The Photographic Studies of Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton and Berenice Abbott.

Monday, July 18, 10:30 – 11:45 am. Film Screening. “Berenice Abbott: A View of the Twentieth Century,” the hour-long film will be followed by a Q&A session with a Museum staff member.

Monday, August 1, 10:00 – 11:15 am. Science In Motion Lecture. Dr. David Fresko, Visiting Assistant Professor of Culture and Media, The New School, will discuss Eadweard Muybridge.

Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Science In Motion Lecture. Synthetic Biology: Designing Living Things by Dr. Christina Agapakis, Creative Director at Gingko Bioworks. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm, lecture from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Please register at info@brucemuseum.org or 203-413-6757. An exhibition of approximately 40 photographs offers a rich and extensive view of the scientific studies done by three of photography’s greats—Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton and Berenice Abbott.

 

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