Science is Beautiful Videos

Tedi Asher and Trevor Smith

Working Across Disciplines: Figuring Out How to Figure it Out Together

Join Tedi Asher (Neuroscience Researcher, Peabody Essex Museum) and Trevor Smith (Curator of the Present Tense, Peabody Museum) as they discuss working across disciplines.

Julia Powell

Reducing Anxiety
Through Art

Julia Powell (Landscape Artist) shares her creative process - looking at specific paintings together -- and how collectors from the medical community have been buying to art to reduce stress during the pandemic.

Exploring Our Inner and Outer Worlds: The Crossroads Where Art and Medicine Meet

Anand Viswanathan, MD, PhD (Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School) and Mona Kuhn (Photographer, Edwynn Houk Gallery) discuss their neuroscience and photography project.

A Psychological Exploration of How Art Works

Ellen Winner, PhD (Director of the Arts and Mind Lab, Boston College) discusses 5 key findings from her book, “How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration” and how can science help us understand the human response to art. 

From Resins to Melanin: Material Conditions and the Image

Lucy Kim (Artist in Residence, Broad Institute/ Assistant Professor of Art - Painting, Boston University - College of Fine Arts) takes us behind the scenes of her current work where she utilizes melanin produced by genetically modified E.Coli to create prints.

Collecting Contemporary Art From the Periphery to the Center - A Radiologist’s View

Gama Herrera, self-taught artist, diagnostic radiologist (Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University) and contemporary art collector discusses his approach to creating empathy, finding meaning and seeing the connection between curation and care, between artistic creativity and medical curiosity.