The Picture Data Paints
Investing in creativity to explore the intersection between art, science and technology.
Art meets science
At the Science Center, we use the creative arts as a platform to explore relationships between art, science and technology. Through the Esther Klein Gallery and our BioArt Residency, artists from around the world display works incorporating different mediums and disciplines.
Why do we do this? Because art inspires conversation and gives us a new way to think about things. Artists and scientists aren't that dissimilar and our work helps to bridge that perceived divide.
Components of our Arts programming
Esther Klein Gallery (EKG)
EKG is a space where artists showcase their works across different mediums, exploring the intersection between art and science.
Futures Without Guns
Eight artists working in a variety of mediums create new artworks and design propositions envisioning the possibilities for a future free from gun violence.
This program invites artists into the lab, where they work alongside scientists to create art inspired by their research.
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.
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.
6/8 | Event
The Future of Neighborhoods - POSTPONED
3/16/23 | Publications
Science Center 2022 Impact Report
10/10/22 | In the News
After 45 years of science-based art, Esther Klein Gallery winds down
10/6 | Event
Closer Than Your Family by Heather Dewey-Hagborg
10/5/22 | In the News
Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery is hosting its last exhibit this fall
9/29/22 | Press Releases
Esther Klein Gallery Takes a Bow
4/13/22 | Press Releases
THRIVE Exhibition will Showcase Work at the Nexus of Art, Design, and Biology
3/29/22 | Article
3/10/22 | Article
Leaving Our Mark On 2021