June 5-July 16, 2017
Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature
Where: Lobby, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Visit this exhibit to learn more about the scientific origins of the mythical modern monster, and also check out our special book display, historical scientific instruments from UTSIC, and fun photo wall!
About the exhibition:
On a dark and stormy night in 1816, Mary Shelley began writing a story that posed profound questions about individual and societal responsibility for other people.
To make her point, the young novelist used the scientific advances of her era and the controversies surrounding them as a metaphor for issues of unchecked power and self-serving ambition, and their effect on the human community.
Since that time, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus has become one of the Western world’s most enduring myths. The story provides a framework for discussions of medical advances that challenge our traditional understanding of what it means to be human.
The six-banner traveling exhibition explores the Birth of Frankenstein, the life of author Mary Shelley, the scientific search for the principle of life, and the transformation of the “monster” in popular culture.
This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
April 6-May 15, 2017
The Cabinet Project
The Cabinet Project is a distributed exhibition bringing to life historical, anecdotal and imagined stories evoked by scientific objects, their surrounding spaces and the individuals inhabiting them. The goal is to make the intense creativity existing inside science laboratories visible, and to suggest potential interactions between the sciences and the arts. To achieve this goal, 12 artists have turned 10 cabinets across the University of Toronto into art installations. Curated by Roberta Buiani, ArtSci Salon.
Ongoing installations featured at the Gerstein Library:
Joel Ong & Mick Lorusso's MICROBIAL WITNESS/ATLAS
Location: 1st floor, by entrance | Viewing times: during opening hours
Microcollection's Cabinet de Regard: The Visitors
Location: 1st floor, by staircase (follow the red carpet)
Viewing times: till April 28th - Mon-Fri. 11:30am-1:30pm | (or by appointment - contact email@example.com)
Opening reception & Tour (Thursday, April 6) - at Fields Institute
Artists' Panel - Sensing the Microbial (Monday, April 10) - at the Gerstein Library
March 28, 2017
Feb 8, 2017
September 19-25, 2016