Art + Math = Symposium
April 1, 2019
1:00 pm-5:30 pm
Olver Design Building
UMass Amherst Campus
The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) is pleased to present Art + Math =, an afternoon Symposium in conjunction with a yearlong series of exhibitions about the intersection of art and math, including: Xylor Jane Counterclockwise; Terry Winters: Facts and Fictions; The Concinnitas Portfolio, curated by Daniel Rockmore; and Pau Atela’s (Re)Creations and MathStudio.
This symposium and accompanying concert will be an engaging platform for public discussions that bridge the disciplines of art and math and celebrate the innovative work by those influenced by these fields. The symposium will highlight the connection between art and science while recognizing the gender disparities in the male-dominated art world and STEM fields. The presenters, from a diverse range of disciplines including; quantum physics, education, economics, biology, music, studio arts, and architecture, will discuss their respective fields and the connections among them.
Symposium topics will include “Computers in Creative Disciplines”; “Women in Their Fields”; and “What is Beauty? From Line to Finished Composition”. The day will close with a screening of a video by filmmaker Kate Geis about artist Xylor Jane, whose work is now on view at the University Museum.
The symposium will end with a free, public music performance on Tuesday, April 2 — Art + Math = Music — featuring UMass Department of Music and Dance faculty percussionist Ayano Kataoka and electronic artist Jazer Giles, at 7:30 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall.