MAGNIFIcence: The Microcosmic Perspective

at Science Museum Oklahoma

“MAGNIFIcence” is one of two inaugural exhibits for Science Museum Oklahoma’s new SmART Space galleries, which explore the intersection between art and science. “MAGNIFIcence” explores the details of the world in a larger-than-life fashion, featuring macro photography by five truly unique individuals.

The work of Thomas Shahan, who has appeared in National Geographic, features stunning macro portraits of spiders. Photographer Christian Bruggeman details the surface of the human iris. Visitors can compare actual insect specimens with the larger-than-life photo-stacked prints by artist Bob Sober, and it’s up to you to guess what is revealed in the SEM (scanning electron microscope) photography in the “Eye of Science,” a collaboration by Oliver Meckes and Nicole Ottawa. 

MAGNIFIcence also includes hands-on exploration. Guests will be able to use digital microscopes to project different materials, specimens and even themselves onto a wall, and various lenses will be on display for guests to experiment with magnification, distortions and enlargements.

Admission to SmART Space is included with general admission at Science Museum Oklahoma.

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