Art That is Out of This World: Envisioning the Universe

Steve Weinberg
Arts & Letters / Other

Course Description

For as long as humans have existed we have created pictures of the world around us. Long before we wrote, we drew and painted. Art has always played a role in stimulating and motivating the exploration of new frontiers. The concept of space exploration may have begun in the mind of an artist. "Space Art" is the term for a category of modern art that strives to show the wonders of the universe. "Space Art" encompasses realism, impressionism, sculpture, photography, and abstract expressionism. Whatever the stylistic path, the artist is attempting to communicate ideas related to the subject of space, often including an appreciation of the infinite variety and vastness which surrounds us. In this presentation some of the work of the major artists who have envisioned the universe will be examined.

About the Instructor

  • Steve Weinberg was the science consultant for the Connecticut State Department of Education.  As the state science consultant, he provided leadership and direction for science education policy and programs in Connecticut.  He has taught at the K-12 level and was an adjunct professor at Wesleyan University (Connecticut), St. Joseph College, and the University of Hartford. During 1991 - 2001 he served as a special assistant for space flight education at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  At NASA his primary responsibility was to help develop and implement a long range plan to use the International Space Station (ISS) as an educational platform. He has published textbooks and laboratory manuals for middle and high school science classes and contributed material to elementary science textbooks and programs. Weinberg has given talks about space art and the International Space Station to audiences throughout the United States.

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