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


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Current Exhibit

Art Works FlyerART WORKS – Visual Perception as a Tool

January 25, 2018 – May 25, 2018

This exhibition explores various ways in which artists employ aspects of human perception in producing the essential effects of their works.

Attend the opening reception: Thursday, January 25 from 5pm to 7pm

McPherson ERI members will be on hand to demonstrate interactive portions of the exhibition

The exhibition is located in the McPherson ERI’s Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery (9th floor, Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research)

Events

Seminar Series Schedule
Every month during semester

Fall Poster Session
October 16, 2018

Cycle for Sight
March 10, 2018

Science Expeditions
April 6-8, 2018

Vision Science Instructional Lectures
TBD

Vision Gallery
Changes periodically

Vision in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve
June 3, 2018

6th Annual McPherson ERI Endowed Lecture
Dan Dongeun Huh, PhD
May 21, 2018

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.