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StudioKroner presents BENNET BRABSON

The Science Behind the Art

6:00 pm, Wednesday, May 18, 2022


As part of StudioKroner's month-long ALL ELSE PALES exhibit and programs exploring the environment, we welcome Bennet Brabson, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB). 


Brabson’s current research focuses on climate and environmental physics. He will discuss the science behind the art of David Young's Global Climate Series of large-scale paintings on display at StudioKroner from May 12-June 13.


Professor Brabson will discuss the deep underlying connections between the art of David Young’s “Global Warming Series” and the science of climate change. It is his view that these connections need to be made and the stories told. “David’s work provides a unique way to address the critical elements of the climate change crisis and to reach an audience not available through other means.” Specifically, Professor Brabson will make comparisons of several of David’s paintings with the corresponding images from the real world.  The artistic message reinforces science (and visa-versa). 


Dr. Brabson received his BA in Physics from Carleton College and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to his professorship at Indiana University he has held a number of prestigious research positions and has published over 100 articles on high-energy physics and climate change. He currently researches relationships among extreme temperatures, soil moisture, and the northern hemisphere jet stream in the US Midwest.

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