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'Trifecta: Art, Science, Patron' Exhibition
Sunday: 9 AM
Wednesday: 9 AM
Thursday: 9 AM
Friday: 9 AM
Saturday: 9 AM
From Weekend Arts Events (KBPS):
The La Jolla Historical Society is host to a new exhibition that pairs artists with scientists, specifically honoring the endowed chairs for working biological researchers made possible by partial matches from the Jacobs family. Ten of the research scientists currently holding such chaired positions were paired with San Diego artists to create new works informed by the research and work of the scientist — specifically human existence.
There's work by Marcos Ramierez ERRE, the De La Torre Brothers, Siobhan Arnold, David Adey, Xuchi Naungayan Eggleton, Debby and Larry Kline, Mely Barragan, Christopher Puzio, Cesar and Lois Collective and Wendy Maruyama.
Details: Opens Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 and runs through Jan. 16, 2022. Noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. 780 Prospect St., La Jolla. Free.
From the museum:
The La Jolla Historical Society presents "Trifecta: Art, Science, Patron"Local artists and Salk Institute for Biological Studies scientists collaborate in this interdisciplinary project that was inspired by the visionary gift of the Jacobs family.
The Joan Klein and Irwin Mark Jacobs Senior Scientist Endowed Chair Challenge began in 2008 to encourage donors to establish endowed chairs in support of Salk scientists for their outstanding contributions to biological research. For every $2 million in donor contributions toward a chair, the Jacobs added $1 million to achieve the $3 million required for a full endowment, and the Jacobs Challenge is responsible for 18 of the 31 chaired positions to date.
Ten San Diego artists explored the curiosities of research practiced by these endowed-chair Salk scientists, and the resulting new artwork they created is the subject of this exhibition.
Presented coincidentally in the wake of the pandemic, and during the recovery from its affects, this project focuses attention on scientific discoveries in biology vital to human existence, the patrons whose support is foundational to this important research, and the artists who bring expression and insight to both. The juxtaposition of contemporary art and biological research aspires to engage the broader public in dialogue and a renewed appreciation for creativity, science, and philanthropy. Curated by Chi Essary. Major funding for this project generously provided by the Ray Thomas Edwards Foundation with additional support from Weston Anson and ArtWorks San Diego. Institutional support provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and by the Members of the La Jolla Historical Society. The Society is immensely grateful to the Salk Institute for Biological Studies for their support and participation in this project.
Wisteria Cottage Gallery
780 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Open Thursday - Sunday | 12 noon - 4 p.m.
Admission is free