• September 4, 2018
  • Covenant Fine Arts Center Art Gallery

Mars: Astronomy and Culture  

September 4 – October 20 (Gallery 1)

Lecture and exhibition reception: October 3, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

The Calvin College Department of Art & Art History is pleased to present  Mars: Astronomy and Culture. This exhibition brings together photographs, drawings, posters, book covers, and video projections, connecting recent scientific images of Mars to the entire history of documentation and photography of the planet. Mars: Astronomy and Culture points to the impact of Mars on popular culture even before the 20th century.
This exhibition is presented by The Calvin Center Art Gallery in partnership with the Holland Museum and the Grand Valley State University Art Gallery.
Programming:
  • Lecture and exhibition reception: Inside NASA with J. Manni, Oct 3, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Center Art Gallery (co-sponsor: Engineering Dept)
  • The Martian, Oct 3, 7:00 p.m., Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium (co-sponsor: Student Activities Office)
  • Calvin Observatory Open Hours: M -Th, Sept 4 – Oct 18, Sunset –11 p.m. at the Calvin College Observatory (co-sponsor: Physics and Astronomy Dept)
  • Engineering 101 Mission to Mars Bottle Rockets Launch: Sept 14, 21, 28, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Prince Conference Center Field (weather permitting)
  • Pop-up exhibition: Engineering 101 Mission to Mars Bottle Rockets: Oct 8 – 20, Center Art Gallery (co-sponsor: Engineering Dept)

image: Mars from Viking 1 Orbiter. June 8, 1976. NASA/JPL/USGS

Jo-Ann VanReeuwyk: Faculty Exhibition

September 4 – October 20 (Gallery 2)

Recent work by Jo-Ann Van Reeuwyk, professor emeritus. Van Reeuwyk’s work is developed in response to and in dialogue with Mars: Astronomy and Culture. For a chance to chat with VanReeuwyk and take in her work, please join for a celebratory exhibition reception following the October 3 Inside NASA lecture

top image: Jo-Ann VanReeuwyk, Passages, 2018. Mixed media.

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