Exhibitions, Fellows' Presentation

The Art of Discovery

A Multidisciplinary Group Exhibition of 2016–2017 Radcliffe Institute Fellows
Random Heart, figure by Alexei Borodin, Lillian Gollay Knafel Fellow at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute, and Leonid PetrovRandom Heart, figure by Alexei Borodin, Lillian Gollay Knafel Fellow at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute, and Leonid Petrov

This exhibition opens on Wednesday, September 14, and runs through Saturday, October 29, 2016.

It will be on view in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery of Byerly Hall at 8 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, Monday through Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m.

There will be an exhibition opening reception on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.


At the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, art is integrated with other forms of study and deeply embedded in our programming. Each year, fellows pursue individual projects in a community dedicated to inquiry across the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The Art of Discovery introduces viewers to the bold work of members of our 2016–2017 fellowship class, which transcends the fault lines of standard academic disciplines to explore complex topics and reveal new insights about their own fields of study.

Visitors will encounter an artist manifesto delivered to the United Nations by performance artist Tania Bruguera, fences sculpted by visual artist A.K. Burns, and video by the filmmaker Lamia Joreige. The multidisciplinary exhibition will also feature images of the Milky Way and black holes, visualizations of mathematical probability rendered in everyday shapes, poems in which death and pop culture intersect, and colorful structures of bone cells.

Fellows whose work appears in the exhibition include:

Amahl Bishara, Anthropology
Alexei Borodin, Mathematics and Applied Sciences
Chris Bowler, Biology
Tania Bruguera, Visual Arts
A.K. Burns, Visual Arts
Gidon Eshel, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Alyssa A. GoodmanAstronomy
Lamia Joreige, Visual Arts
Kathleen Ossip, Poetry
Dimitrios Psaltis, Astronomy
Adam Tanaka, Urban Planning
Conevery Bolton Valencius, History
Hala Zreiqat, Material Science


Part of the 2016–2017 Fellows' Presentation Series