Symmetry in Action: Discovering Math and Art
Tour at the IU Art Museum with Docent John Brown
In Celebration of Arts Week Everywhere
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 3:30-5 p.m.
IU Art Museum
SIGN-UP REQUIRED (Details below)
Which is more "symmetrical" -- math or art? Which is more
Are you certain?
Come celebrate Arts Week by considering what math and art have in
common at the IU Art Museum.
We often approach both math and art as static entities:
algorithms set down in textbooks
and old paintings hanging in museums. But art and mathematics are
living bodies of work, enacted
by humans trying to discover and create. Through an
interactive tour of selected works from the
Indiana University Art Museum, we will attempt to evoke this spirit of
paying special attention to symmetry, a natural point of intersection
between the two disciplines.
The tour will be led by Art Museum docent John Brown, a senior
in the Hutton Honors College majoring in math and English.
SIGN-UP INFORMATION: If you are interested in attending this
program, please check your schedule to make certain you are free for
the entire event and email Anna Duquaine (firstname.lastname@example.org),
indicating you wish
for the "math/art program" and including your name, e-mail
address, year in school, and field(s) of study.
Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was
available when you replied. All IU undergraduates are welcome!
The tour is co-sponsored by the Hutton Honors College and the
Wells Scholars Program.
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