In his Boston-area premiere of Island Universe, artist and MacArthur Fellow Josiah McElheny explores the origins of the universe, the Big Bang theory, and J. & L. Lobmeyr's Space-Age chandeliers for New York's Metropolitan Opera. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Melissa Franklin, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, and Chair, Department of Physics, Harvard University, and Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
Admission is free and presented by the Harvard Art Museums in conjunction with the exhibition?Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe September 6–December 10 at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Screening is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.