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BLACK • WHITE • COLOR • LIGHT:The Sun as Art: NASA Photographs

Event Date/Time

Mar 22, 2014 to May 26, 2014
9:00 am until 5:00 pm

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


BLACK • WHITE • COLOR • LIGHT:The Sun as Art: NASA Photographs

March 22 - May 26, 9am – 5pm

Colossal black charcoal drawings on white vellum capture the intricate details of two of our most precious natural resources: bison and trees. Artist Rick Shaefer, from Fairfield, juxtaposes the majesty and frailty of nature in his life-size renditions. Twenty stunning, full-color, high-resolution images of the star with which we live demonstrate the color spectrum of light. QR codes allow visitors to scan and learn more about the dramatic images captured by NASA scientists  An interactive light box allows visitors to mix color shadows with body movement to experience the range of color in the light spectrum.

The exhibition asks the viewer to consider the different ways color is created and how light influences what we see in black and white. Members Free, Non-Members Free with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail or visit

Solar System Sundays

Sundays, March 30, April 6 & 27, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

After viewing NASA's images in our Museum Gallery exhibition, take a trip through the solar system and night sky in our planetarium! Programs have limited seating; doors will open 15 minutes before program start time. Recommended for ages 5 and up.Members: FREE, Non-Members: FREE with gate admission.

* * * * Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity through exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

Cost Members Free, Non-Members Free with gate admission.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT
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SponsorStamford Museum & Nature Center
Contact nameRegistrar

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