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Total Eclipse of the Art

<i>Tree Fantasy</i>, 1951, by Merton Daniel Simpson (American, 1928-2013); oil on Masonite; 21 3/4 x 17 7/8 inches; 1951.005.0006

Tree Fantasy, 1951, by Merton Daniel Simpson (American, 1928-2013); oil on Masonite; 21 3/4 x 17 7/8 inches; 1951.005.0006

Due to an overwhelming response, the Gibbes Museum of Art has SOLD OUT of general admission eclipse viewers for our Total Eclipse of the Art event on Monday, August 21. We will have a limited number of viewers available on Monday to Museum Members on a first come-first served basis.

Artist Michael Zebrowski’s installation, Eclipse S U R V E Y, will be on view throughout the building and garden for this one-day event. The Zebrowski, a Vermont-based artist, will present a site-specific installation entitled Eclipse S U R V E Y in conjunction with the path of totality for the 2017 solar eclipse. A surveyor, calibrated to the exact angle of the eclipse, will be mounted in the Lenhardt Garden, and will record 1 minute and 33 seconds of totality via a viewfinder, telescope, timelapse, 360 degree camera and other instruments. A second surveyor will be placed near the direct path of totality and will also record the solar phenomenon. Zebrowski will be on site to talk about his project with visitors, and is also creating custom eclipse-viewing glasses that will be distributed to Museum visitors at The Total Eclipse of the Art event.

Museum will be open rain or shine.

Due to the volume of people we are expecting and the equipment that Michael Zebrowski is setting up in the garden, tripods will NOT be allowed.

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