Main Gallery: Second Floor

Baton Rouge, LA - The Louisiana Art & Science Museum is announcing its latest fine art exhibition, Iridescence, open from July 17, 2021- July 31, 2022. The Louisiana Art & Science Museum has partnered with Dr. Nathan Lord, Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomolgy and Director of the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum, his students, and his colleagues from several depatments at LSU, including the School of Textiles, Apparel Design, and Merchandising and the School of Art. The exhibition will explore natural and man-made iridescence, the different structures that must occur for the phenomenon to exist, and will feature STEAM-based educational content, virtual tours, and hands-on activities designed by staff and partners to explore the art and science that merge within iridescence.

Through works of art by Karl Gaff (Ireland), Ted Kinsman (New York), Christopher Marley (Oregon), Kate Nichols (California), Soo Sunny Parl (New Hampshire), Jennifer Robison (Louisiana), and Franziska Schenk (England), along with partners from Louisiana State University, visitors will uncover the scientific within the rainbow-like, color-shifting phenomenon of iridescence.

"In the natural world, iridescence is found in soap bubbles, bird feathers, butterfly wings, gemstones, seashells, and fish and snake scales. In the human-centric world, color-shifting clothes, automotive paints, the newest cell phones, and even special-edition LSU football helments are created with iridescent materials! It is so exciting for us to share this amazing exhibition, and we are so grateful for the beauty and knowledge imparted to us through the generosity of our donors, whose passion for the sciences and arts lights the way for the community." stated Lexi Adams, Curator of the LASM. Iridescence was created in partnership with Dr. Nathan Lord, whose National Science Foundation grant and generous support from the LSU AgCenter and Department of Entomology helped make this exhibition possible.

Iridescence will be in the Main Gallery: Second Floor from July 17, 2021 until July 31, 2022.


Louisiana Art & Science Museum
100 River Road South
70802 Baton Rouge , LA