McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture (UTK) / 1327 Circle Park Dr. September 20, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton, Berenice Abbott

Photography itself was born out of a passionate engagement between art and science.

The medium’s pioneers were inventors, scientists, and mathematicians whose experiments dramatically affected the art form and forged a reciprocal relationship between art and science that continues to this day.

This exhibition offers a rich view of the scientific studies done by three groundbreaking photographers––Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton, and Berenice Abbott. They began their photographic careers in different manners: Muybridge as an experimenter in early photographic processes, Edgerton as a scientist, and Abbott as an artist. In the photos displayed here, Muybridge and Edgerton captured movement, while Abbott illustrated scientific principles with her images.

This exhibition has been loaned through the Bank of America Art in Our Communities® program.

Check out the show & mark your calendars for our upcoming exhibition-related programs:
9/24: Beyond Sight and Motion: The Intersections of Contemporary Technology, Art, and Physics

10/10: Film Screening: Silents in Motion

11/9: Family Day: Moving Pictures!

11/11: Stroller Tour: Freeze Frame

11/14: Film Screening: Cinema of Science

12/4: Preservation Party: Picture Perfect