U-M science art on sale at art fair
If you’re headed to the Ann Arbor Art Fairs, there’s one booth you shouldn’t miss. It will sell art made from images taken by U-M biomedical scientists, most of them from U-M Medical School laboratories.
Called BioArtography, the booth will be located on East University, near the intersection of E. University and Willard, and is part of the South University Art Fair. It will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. It’s Booth 102 on the art fair map.
BioArtography is a program for scientists from many fields who are working together to study organism development, function and disease. While they are doing so, many take the time to share the beauty of their work with others.
In the course of research, scientists use special stains to add color to the otherwise transparent tissues. Microscopes then allow detailed observation of the tiny, colorful biological structures revealed in these images. This results in a fascinating combination of art and science that U-M researchers are capturing in pictures taken through microscopes and turning into artworks that would look beautiful on any wall.
Founded in 2005 by Deborah Gumucio, Ph.D., and Sue O’Shea, Ph.D., professors in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, BioArtography has developed into a thriving program.
Proceeds from the sale of this work help support the training of our next generation of researchers. Past BioArtography sales have raised enough money to send more than 80 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to scientific conferences, where they can present their work to other scientists and make connections that can help them launch their careers in research and industry.
Can’t make it to Art Fair? Buy online!
Throughout the year, BioArtography images and note cards can be viewed and ordered online by clicking here.