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Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography

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Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography

April 5 – August 2, 2014; Colorado, East, South One, South Two Galleries

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Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography is be among the first major exhibitions to explore astrophotography as an art genre and, together with its attendant catalogue, present new scholarship in this rapidly-evolving field. The exhibition features 106 images by thirty-five artists from around the world.  Nine artists are included by invitation: Michael Benson, Linda Connor, Robert Gendler, Sharon Harper, David Malin, Thomas Ruff, Hans-Christian Schink, Alfred Stieglitz, and Jacqueline Woods.  The remaining artists were selected through a juried format.

Starstruck presents the genre through a variety of subjects, from landscapes to deep sky objects, and includes historically significant photographs such as the first successful image of the solar analemma.  

Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography is organized by Anthony Shostak, Curator of Education and Lead Curator, Bates College Museum of Art.

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Public Programs:                               

Friday, April 4, UW Planetarium
7 pm show: Our Mother Earth
8 pm show: Daft Punk

 Monday, April 7, 7 pm, Visual Arts 111
Earth 2.0: NASA’s Search for Other Earth-size Planets       
Daniel Dale, Department of Physics/Astronomy Chair

Monday, April 14, 7 pm, UW Art Museum
A Faculty and Community Response
Daniel Dale, Physics/Astronomy
Beth Loffreda, Creative Writing MFA Program
Nathan Bender, Western History and Folklore
Paul Flesher, Religious Studies
Rachel Sailor, Art History

Wednesday, April 16, 7 pm, UW Art Museum
Skin, a Sky Sometimes
Reading with Chris Cokinos, Author and Associate Professor of English, University of Arizona

Monday, April 21, 7 pm, Visual Arts 111
Love the Light, Hate the Light: Art and Astrophotography in Our Wyoming Skies
Chip Kobulnicky, Department of Physics/Astronomy

Friday, April 25, UW Planetarium
7 pm show: Scale of the Universe
8 pm show: Best of U2

Wednesday, April 30, 7 pm
Interstellar Message Composition
Jeff Lockwood, Creative Writing 

Friday, June 20, 11:30 am, UW Art Museum
Summer Solstice Celebration

Wednesday, July 9, 8:30-10 pm, UW Art Museum
An Evening Under the Stars: Storytelling, Music and Astrophotography

July 13-20
Launch Pad workshop


Funded in part by an anonymous sponsor, FMC Corporation, UW Art Museum Gala Funds, Wyoming Public Radio, and the Wyoming Arts Council through the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts

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Left: Warren Keller (American), Alnitak and Horsehead Region of Orion, 2011, Durst Lambda laser print on FujiFlex, 29-1/4 x 43 inches, courtesy of Bates College Museum of Art

Right: Jay Pasachoff (American), Easter Island Eclipse, July 11, 2010, archival inkjet print, 26-7/8 x 30-1/4 inches, courtesy of Bates College Museum of Art

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