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Marianne Muggeridge, Sir Paul Terrance Callaghan, oil on canvas, 2010The Art of Science

24 March – 27 May 2012,
Level 2, North wing, Puke Ariki
 
Art and science meet in this exhibition which brings together the portraits of some of our most prominent scientists, including three Nobel Prize winners, from the Royal Society of New Zealand’s fascinating private collection.
 
The paintings are not just representations of faces; they also capture the connections between science and art, and the way colour and light can be appreciated and used in different ways.
 
The exhibition includes works by New Zealand’s leading contemporary portrait painters such as Marianne Muggeridge, Irene Ferguson and Stephen Martyn. A cutting edge DNA portrait – one of the first times a work like this has been on show,  is also part of the exhibition.
 
The tools and field books of some of the early scientists will also be on display.