As administered by the Office of Academic Affairs at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the Dwight Frederic Boyden Gallery and Collection bolster the College’s mission and vision and strive to increase opportunities to engage departments across the liberal arts curriculum. The Gallery and Collection support the College’s initiatives and events from past and present to impact the future; to strengthen the integrated curriculum of the College, which investigates broad outcomes across many disciplines of the liberal arts; and to act as the College’s Gallery as a space to discover and create complex connections through the visual arts and material culture.
The Math/Art of Susan Goldstine
January 18 – March 12, 2022
A Steven Muller Distinguished Professor in the Sciences Event
Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Opening Reception and Artist-Scholar’s Talk: Postponed, new date TBD
We invite you to experience the visual arts through the intellectual practice of mathematics with
Susan Goldstine, 2019-2022 Steven Muller Distinguished Professor in the Sciences.
Goldstine’s scholarship shows that symmetry is a way of transforming an object or system that preserves its essential structure through making artworks. The transformation sparks the process of scholarly and artistic discovery in creating mathematical ideas in physical form. As the tangible manifestation of this intangible process, the artworks on display are organized into three mathematical themes that help shape context and space. Follow the sequence in the seven artworks in “Growth,” observe the common structure in the thirteen works in “Symmetry,” and investigate the inspirations provided by a set of famous theorems about maps through the five artworks in “Topology.”
We encourage you to search for the overarching theme of distilling complex systems down to their essences in textures, shapes, shadows, and movement in “Fundamental Regions.”