University of Wisconsin–Madison

Vision Gallery

Explore works of art by scientists, artists, and curators working at the intersections of visual art, visual processing, and vision science in the Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery


Brochure . Mission and Vision Statements . Details for Artists . Dedication Ceremony . Google Map to Vision Gallery   PDF Map to Vision Gallery . Past Exhibits

Current Exhibit

2018 Cool Science Image Contest Exhibition

September 24 – December 18, 2018

2018 marks the seventh year of the “Cool Science Image” contest, featuring photos taken by scientists, staff, and students from across the UW-Madison research landscape. The intent of the contest is to draw out the alluring but oft-hidden features of the natural world—cells, molecules, and stars among them—which are key to research and studies undertaken on campus.  University Communications is pleased to partner with the McPherson Eye Research Institute to showcase the winners of the 2018 contest.

Please attend the Opening Reception on Thursday, September 27th, from 4:30-6:30 PM!  Appetizers and beverages will be served.  The Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery is on the 9th floor of WIMR II, 1111 Highland Ave.  Parking is available in UW-Madison lots 82 or 60, and in ramps 63 or 76.

We are grateful to Promega Corporation for Cool Science Image competition support.

Cool Science Image poster

Events

Seminar Series Schedule
Every month during semester

Fall Poster Session
October 16, 2018

Cycle for Sight
March 9, 2019

Science Expeditions
April 6-8, 2018

Vision Science Instructional Lectures
TBD

Vision Gallery
Changes periodically

Vision in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve
June 3, 2018

7th Annual McPherson ERI Endowed Lecture
Charles Zuker, PhD
May 6, 2019

About the McPherson ERI Vision Gallery

Through innovative exhibitions and programming, the Mandelbaum and Albert Family Vision Gallery promotes the interdisciplinary study of vision in the University of Wisconsin-Madison community and beyond. The McPherson ERI Vision Gallery is located on the 9th floor of WIMR at 1111 Highland Avenue immediately as you exit the elevator and is open to the public Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm. Exhibits will change several times annually and we welcome suggestions for future exhibits. Contact Gail Stirr for details.

MERI Vision GalleryThe Gallery works to bring scientific and artistic understandings of the visual world into conversation with each other: artists speak to scientists and scientists speak to artists. Exhibits and installations may reflect how artists intuit the visual system’s power to process color and luminance, lines and form, depth, and motion, and the brain’s fascination in finding patterns and seeking faces. In turn, exhibits may inspire aesthetic interpretation and appreciation of the tools and artisanship integral to science. Finally, gallery works may display how visual artists re-interpret and re-purpose science as a framework for understanding our world.

The Gallery was dedicated and opened May 8, 2014, and is named for the extended family which encompasses the families of David and Nathan Mandelbaum, founding supporters of the McPherson ERI, as well as Dr. Daniel Albert. Guests at the dedication heard remarks from Provost Paul DeLuca, McPherson ERI Founding Director Daniel Albert, Senior Associate Dean Richard Moss, McPherson ERI Director David Gamm, and UW Regent David Walsh.