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Art

For 45 years, the Esther Klein Gallery was a space for artists, scientists, and the community at-large.

A view of the EKG Gallery with numerous artworks hung on the walls.

An impact on the cultural life of our neighborhood and the community.

From 1976 to 2022, the Esther Klein Gallery (EKG) used the creative arts as a platform to explore the relationships between art, science and technology. The gallery was home to exhibitions, artist talks, panel discussions, performances and special events.

A Legacy of Art

In 1976, then-Science Center President Dr. Randall Whaley envisioned a program that explored and promoted the relationship between art and science. The first “Art in Science” exhibit was a collaborative project involving the Philadelphia Art Alliance and the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (later known as Philadelphia University and now part of Thomas Jefferson University)

In 1981, R. Buckminster Fuller, a World Fellow in Residence at the Science Center, exhibited at what was then called the University City Science Center Gallery. The show included his early drawings, 4D and dymaxion ideas and his latest invention, the dymaxion bookcase.

In 2022, Esther Klein Gallery closed at 3600 Market after hosting it's final exhibit, Heather Dewey-Hagborg's 'Closer than your family'.

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Esther Klein Gallery

  • Crystal Beings

  • Crystal Beings

  • Surveillance

  • Bioart and Bacteria

  • Between Two Worlds

  • Feature Creep

  • Methods of Collection

  • Reimagining Science

  • Astrogenesis

  • Fruits of Matadero

  • The America Project

  • The America Project

  • Crystal Beings

Futures Without Guns

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

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