“POETIC SCIENCE”: artistic-scientific views on El Yunque

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Artist placing the final details on his piece for this art exhibit on El Yunque

(Santurce, PUERTO RICO) - The Contemporary Art Museum of Puerto Rico (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico; MAC) and the International Institute of Tropical Dasonomy (IITF) of the United States Forest Service invite the public to the inaguration of the exhibit “POETIC SCIENCE”: artistic-scientific views of El Yunque, this Thursday, February 6 at 7:00pm in the Chrysler room of the Museum.   

“POETIC SCIENCE” is an interdisciplinary project created by MAC in collaboration with IITF and the Forest Service. It unites art and science with the goal of celebrating our Earth, the resources it provides, and all resources protected under the Wilderness Act, created in 1964 to establish the National Wilderness Preservation System. The project launched in March 2013 with an artists in residence experience at El Bosque Nacional El Yunque, organized with the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute y Colorado Art Ranch. This was the first of a series of six art and science collaborations at six different ecosystems during 2013. The exhibit includes work from both artists as well as scientists of the IITF.

“POETIC SCIENCE” will be open to the public until until May 11, 2014. abierta al público hasta el 11 de mayo de 2014. La exhibición es posible gracias al auspicio del Departamento de Agricultura y el Servicio Forestal de Estados Unidos, Pro Helvetia, Lamar Advertising de Puerto Rico, The Condado Plaza Hilton y Blue Moon. Para más información sobre la exhibicióny su programa de actividades educativas, los interesados pueden llamar al 787-977-4030, extensión 228. El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico (MAC) está ubicado en el Edificio Histórico Rafael María de Labra, Avenida Ponce de León, esquina Avenida Roberto H. Todd, Parada 18 en Santurce.


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