August 10, 2021 - July 31, 2022 ( Universe Gallery )

Iridescence is found throughout the natural world, on butterfly wings, fish scales, bird features, and also in man-made materials such as paint, fabric, and plastic. A captivating sight, iridescence is still being studied by scientist today who seek to further understand the interaction between light, movement, and microscopic structures that is responsible for iridescence. Similarly, artist are exploring iridescence to discover new ways to incorporate the rainbow-like phenomenon into their work.

For this reason, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum selected iridescence as the theme of its first juried competiton in serveral decades. Artist from all over the world submitted works of art that were inspired by or created using iridescent materials. Juror Bradley Sumrall, Curator of the Collection for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, curated Iridescence: Juried Competition from over 300 works of art, thoughtfully considering the materials, influences, and artistic merit of each submisson.


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