The greatest scientists are artists as well. – Albert Einstein


The Princeton University Art of Science exhibition explores the interplay between science and art. Entries are chosen for their aesthetic excellence, their scientific or technical interest, and for their universal appeal that crosses cultures, languages, and age groups. Art of Science spurs debate among artists about the nature of art, opens scientists to new ways of “seeing” their own research, and serves as a democratic window through which the general public can appreciate both art and science — two fields that for different reasons can feel threatening to the non-expert.

Powerful imaging tools can now capture our world in ways never before contemplated and unintentionally produce aesthetically interesting visual artifacts. When viewed through the lens of art, these images can further man’s concept of what it means to be human, enhance our appreciation of the natural world, and enrich our cultural heritage by expanding the definition of what we call art and who we call artists. Ultimately, the aim of Art of Science is to create a new symbiosis of two fields that are essential expressions of human creativity.

You can explore online galleries of competitions from previous years by clicking on the links below:

Art of Science 2014

Art of Science 2013

Art of Science 2011

Art of Science 2010

Art of Science 2009

Art of Science 2006

Art of Science 2005


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Please contact Jasmin Imran Alsous for more information about current and past exhibits.