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      Making Contact: SETI Artists in Residence in Los Gatos

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      February 17, 2017

      Friday  11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (daily until March 5, 2017)

      106 East Main Street
      Los Gatos, California 95030

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      Making Contact: SETI Artists in Residence

      This group exhibition features artists from the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Artist in Residence (AIR) program, and Making Contact marks the first SETI AIR group exhibition.

      The work in Making Contact expands upon the SETI Institute’s mission to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe. The exhibiting artists bring fresh perspectives to help navigate difficult concepts and help build bridges to broaden awareness of the science carried out at the SETI Institute. Additionally, many of the works have never been exhibited to the public. “We’re excited to bring together the art, science and ideas of this unique international program and share it with our community,” says Marianne McGrath, NUMU art curator.

      SETI AIR Exhibited Works
      The artist team of Danny Bazo, Marko Peljhan and Karl Yerkes has created Somnium which examines both the micro and macro when considering planetary potential within a swath of the universe captured by the Kepler telescope. George Bolster’s film, The Moon, McMoons, and The Moon Museum illuminates our human endeavors to preserve culture relating to our fascination with the Moon. The sculpture and mixed media works by Charles Lindsay manifest in the confluence of re¬purposed technology and Apollo images to create imaginary machines and lunar landscapes. In exploring the origins of our universe, Rachel Sussman integrates intention into the quest to understand the nature of the cosmos and our role as its inhabitants. Artist and psychiatrist Martin Wilner renders his series of monthly conversations with SETI scientists using a calendar format, creating spectacular illustrated diaries of correspondence with his subjects.

      Exhibit Programs:
      Making Contact Artist/Scientist Panel Discussion will be held at NUMU on on Saturday, November 5th from 3pm-4:30pm. Program details are available on the NUMU website (

      Making Contact is generously supported by The Robert Lehman Foundation, Applied Materials, and SETI AIR. NUMU gratefully acknowledges support from the Town of Los Gatos and its many donors and members.

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      Wednesday 1pm-5pm
      Thursday 11am-8pm
      Friday - Sunday 11am-5pm

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      Cost: Payment required - General Admission is $10FREE for members and visitors under 18 years of age Seniors, military and students $6 with valid ID Members also receive free admission to select Programs and Events.

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      This event repeats daily until March 5, 2017:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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