“Molecules matter.  That’s the medium and the message when the interdisciplinary art and science exhibition, “Molecules That Matter,” opens Friday, Sept. 25, at Grinnell College’s Faulconer Gallery.

“Large models of 10 molecules from 10 decades — aspirin, isooctane, penicillin, polyethylene, nylon, DNA, progestin, DDT, Prozac, and carbon nanotubes — invite visitors to engage with a range of artworks and material objects that demonstrate the molecules’ historic and scientific significance.

“Co-curators Raymond Giguere, professor of chemistry at Skidmore College, and John Weber, director of the Tang Museum at Skidmore, conceived of the exhibition to “expand our knowledge of the invisible world of molecules.” Organized by the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Penn., the interdisciplinary exhibition lends itself well to Grinnell’s own liberal-arts curriculum where students consider the connections of nature, society, economics, evolution, and history. { newtondailynews; more }

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