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Exhibition, Lecture and Talk: Datum Drawing

Event Details

February 5—March 8, 2019

Olver Design Building

Room: Design Building Gallery

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

Datum Drawing is an exhibition that explores the use of datum 
in drawing as an architectural or spatial point of reference. 

A Datum Line is a line to which dimensions are referred on  engineering drawings, and from which measurements are calculated. The term datum refers to a piece of information or fixed point of scale that serves as a reference in defining the geometry of a composition and in measuring aspects of that geometry to assess its relation to another value in space.

Artists, architects, designers, engineers, cartographers and many others use datums to construct and define visual representation of space and place. This show brings together two artists and two architects who employ the use of datum lines in their work.


Aaron Collier, Assistant Professor of Art, Tulane University
Perry Kulper, Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan
Derek Lerner, Artist from Brooklyn, NYC
Tiffany Lin, Associate Professor of Architecture, Tulane University

Talk by Aaron Collier, Tiffany Lin, and Derek Lerner: Tuesday Feb. 5 at 11:45 a.m.

Lecture: Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Opening reception: Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m.



Event Category

Art Exhibit