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Scales of Chaos: The Dance of Art & Contemporary Science was originally scheduled to run from April 17 through August 2, 2020. In light of current conditions the Museum has postponed the exhibition. Projected dates for this exhibition are August 29 through October 18, 2020.
William & Mary students curated this exhibition during a required practicum course for Art History majors called The Curatorial Project (ARTH 331) under the direction of Dr. Xin Conan-Wu. The exhibition responds to the college curriculum COLL 300 theme of “Scale” for spring 2020. It highlights fresh ways of perceiving art from a cutting-edge perspective of Chaos Theory. The complex dance between art and contemporary science is foregrounded by an intriguing selection and presentation of abstract and figurative artworks that embody a sensible intuition of complexity. Drawing upon collections at the Muscarelle and Swem Library, the hands-on practice enables students to learn about curation and to experience the Museum as a laboratory for learning.