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Investing in creativity to explore the intersection between art, science and technology.

artwork featuring two people in paint in front of a black backdrop in prayer
"Prayers Answered" by Mikael Owunna

Art meets science

At the Science Center, we use the creative arts as a platform to explore relationships between art, science and technology. Why do we do this? Because art inspires conversation and gives us a new way to think about things. Since 1976, art programming at the Science Center has been a strong and vital force in the community.

Artists and scientists aren't that dissimilar and our work helps to bridge that perceived divide.

Who is this program for?

Components of our Arts programming

Futures Without Guns

Nine artists working in a variety of mediums create new artworks and design propositions envisioning the possibilities for a future free from gun violence.

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Art at uCity Square

We work with the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) Percent For Art Program to commission public art around uCity Square, as well as community-based public art programming.

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A Legacy of Art

The Esther Klein Gallery and our BioArt Residency allowed artists from around the world display works incorporating different mediums and disciplines.

Esther Klein Gallery

For 45 years, EKG was a space for artists to showcase their works across different mediums, while exploring the intersection between art and science.

What EKG brought to the Science Center

BioArt Residency

From 2017 to 2021, this program invited artists into the lab, where they were able to work alongside scientists and create art inspired by their research.

View BioArtists

Artists who create and innovate and ask questions are not that different from the kind of scientists we have here. So putting the two together, it’s not like apples and oranges, it’s like McIntosh and Honeycrisp apples. They’re all apples. We’re creating and we’re innovating and we’re asking questions—we’re just doing it in slightly different ways.

Ben Doranz, Integral Molecular

Futures Without Guns

A multimedia speculative art exhibition investigating gun violence as a health equity issue

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artwork featuring two people in paint in front of a black backdrop in prayer
"Prayers Answered" by Mikael Owunna