Friday, June 12, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Our favorite musical group is back! Join Mark Stewart, Peter Houk and MIT’s Glass Band for special one-of-a-kind sound symphonies. Meet the artists and explore their unique instruments during this evening of smooth silica sonority.
Free with Museum admission.
Opens June 3rd
Holography’s Enthusiasts presents an opportunity to view selected works from the MIT Museum’s holography collection, the largest and most comprehensive holography collection in the world.
The exhibition includes the first white-light transmission hologram, Motif I, by MIT Professor Stephen Benton. White-light transmission holography, also called “rainbow” holography, made widespread commercialization of holography possible and stimulated artists to see holography as a new artistic medium.
The exhibition also includes Liberty, by Jody Burns and Jerry Miller, a holographic stereogram of the Statue of Liberty made using film footage captured from a helicopter. Dennis Gabor, recipient of the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on holography, is the subject of a laser transmission hologram by G. Robert Schinella.
Free Fun Friday!
Visitors are welcome to enjoy an activity-filled day, sponsored by the Highland Foundation. Held across many venues throughout the summer, Free Fun Fridays helps students stay engaged with art, culture, and science.