Creative Ecology: Exploring Our Environment with Art, Science, and the Community

October 1st, 2014 - March 31st, 2016 | PROJECT

The Palo Alto Art Center is partnering with the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo to develop a series of four artist residencies, each involving an artist who explores the natural world in his or her artwork, and exhibitions of artwork created during the residencies. The museums will address the challenge of successfully integrating art and science to enhance learning in museum contexts. During each exhibition, public programming will focus on the artwork and its scientific and environmental context, engaging a broad audience in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) based activities. The project will also serve as a model demonstrating the success of education through effective collaboration between an art museum and a science museum.

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Team Members

Lisa Ellsworth, Principal Investigator, City of Palo Alto


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Museums for America
Award Number: MA-10-14-0431-14
Funding Amount: $88,010


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Ecology | forestry | agriculture | General STEM | Life science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs