Museum Exhibits Demostrate the Art and Science of Light

Jul 21, 2017

Credit Imagine Exhibitions

Ann Schmitt joins us to talk about two exhibits now on display at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. "Illuminations: Light in Art" features works from their permanent collection, which explore the role of light in art. The exhibit includes Impressionist pieces, work by local artists Doug and Eileen Leunig, and a sample of Vantablack -- the blackest artificial substance known.

Also on display is "Playing with Light: The Magic of Lasers, Holograms & Kaleidoscopes." This interactive exhibit examines how light is used in the worlds of science, physics and art. From infrared security systems to laser surgery and fiber-optic communications, it looks at how light is in use every day in the world around us. This is exhibit continues through September 10th.