February 4 | Science, Art, and the Search for Meaning: Opening Conversation with Dario Robleto

Opening Event of The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto (Jan 26-July 7, 2023)

For Dario Robleto, the practice of art shares a key aspiration with scientific endeavour: both artists and scientists strive to increase the sensitivity of their observations. In her contribution to The Hearts Knowledge catalogue, Jennifer Roberts (Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University) writes that “the act of measurement cannot be separated from the search for meaning.” What are the tools that artists and scientists use to observe and measure the unknown? How might we use those tools collaboratively to construct new pathways of human understanding across time and distance? How might shared values ​​of empathy, care, and curiosity guide such pursuits?

In this opening conversation, Robleto and Roberts will be joined by Lucianne Walkowiczastronomer and co-founder of the JustSpace Alliance, and Michael MetzgerPick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts and curator of The Hearts knowledge, to reflect on these questions. Join us for a discussion that reaches across boundaries to examine the shared pursuit of greater understanding that binds artists and scientists.

Drop by The Block early and join the Block Museum Student Associates in the galleries for a look at the exhibition.

Programs are open to all, on a first-come first-served basis. RSVPs not required, but appreciated.


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