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Bring your imagination and sense of wonder to campus this fall to explore important new questions and enduring scientific challenges through the creative lens of innovative, immersive exhibits and captivating performances.

Starting in September, Getty's landmark arts event, PST ART: Art & Science Collide, will create opportunities across Southern California to illuminate the profound interdependencies between the sciences and the arts.

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Opening Doors

Credit: Invertigo Dance Theatre

October–December, 2024
Caltech campus

To illuminate the profound interdependencies between the sciences and the arts, Caltech Public Programming will offer a program of dance, music, and theater complementing the institution's PST ART exhibition, Crossing Over: Art and Science at Caltech, 1920–2020. The program will showcase artists whose work engages with both the history of science and cutting-edge scientific research. Post-show talks will feature artists and scientists from the Caltech community and beyond discussing their creative processes.

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Crossing Over: Art and Science at Caltech, 1920–2020

Credit: Edith M. Wallace/Caltech

September 29–December 15, 2024
Caltech Library

Presented by the Caltech Library, Crossing Over will feature rare books, scientific instruments, molecular models, paintings, drawings, photographs, and films from the Caltech Archives and Special Collections as well as contemporary art installations.

Crossing Over website

Blended Worlds: Experiments in Interplanetary Imagination

Credit: David Bowen/PST ART

September 14, 2024–January 4, 2025
Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale

Through a series of art and science collaborations, this exhibit questions how empathy and connectedness can not only reveal new worlds but inspire innovative ways to nurture them.

Blended Worlds website

The Earth Data: The Musical

Credit: Caltech Theater

October 31–November 3, 2024
Caltech campus

A special stage production, presented at Caltech as a campus extension of the Blended Worlds exhibit, Earth Data: The Musical attempts to show the realities of climate scientists and the struggles and joys of conducting their vital research. Directed by Caltech Theater Arts director Brian Brophy, Earth Data: The Musical is a story about coming together to fight for change and survival, standing up for what one believes in, and celebrating science as a human endeavor.

This musical is based, in part, on the work of NASA/JPL climate scientist Kimberley Rain Miner and field research from JPL postdoctoral scholar Bradley Gay. The production will include performances by Albert Jefferson, JPL flight systems engineer; and Armin Kleinboehl, JPL research scientist, among others.

Theater Arts at Caltech (TACIT) website

A collage of the PST ART and Caltech logos