Visual Arts Program

Wednesday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m.


Science & Art Cabaret 18.5: UNIVERSAL: A Guide To The Cosmos

The Ninth Ward @ Babeville

Professor Jeff Forshaw talks about the Big Bang and how it is that cosmologists can now dare to talk of what happened before it, when the entire observable Universe was compressed into a space far smaller than the size of an atom.

Jeff Forshaw is Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Manchester and has recently co-written Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos with Professor Brian Cox. He has been awarded the UK's Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal for explaining science to non-experts. Jeff will explain the time before the Big Bang, when the universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom. He will take us on an epic journey of scientific exploration and reveal how we can all understand some of the most fundamental questions about our universe. This will be an engrossing lecture whatever your level of scientific knowledge.

This ongoing series is made possible this year with co-sponsorship support from the Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies in the UB College of Arts and Sciences, and grants from The John R. Oishei Foundation and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

from Nov. 10, 2017
through Dec. 22, 2017

Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.