Aquarium of the Pacific to engage visitors through art inspired by
ocean exploration expeditions aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s
LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#SchmidtOceanInstitute–The ocean plays a vital role in shaping our weather and climate,
provides food and compounds for medicine, and much more. About 90
percent of the ocean remains unexplored. The nonprofit Aquarium of the
Pacific hopes that will change and educates the public about this topic
in different ways. The public is invited to view an art exhibit from the
Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Artist-at-Sea program starting March 15, 2018
to May 31, 2018. The exhibit is part of the Aquarium’s ongoing efforts
to engage the public through exhibits and programs that combine science
and the arts.
The art exhibit features artwork made from and inspired by the science
done on the Falkor, the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research
vessel. Media include watercolor paintings, drawings, photography, fiber
art, comics, and data visualizations. More than fifty works of art will
be on display at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Wendy
Schmidt will also present a lecture at the Aquarium on March 19 at
7:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss the ocean’s role in our future and how
philanthropy can impact ocean science and conservation. The Aquarium
will live stream the lecture from its website.
Schmidt and her husband Eric established the Schmidt Ocean Institute in
2009. To learn more about the Artist-at-Sea program please visit www.schmidtocean.org.
The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place
where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important
challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers,
and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. For information,
please visit www.aquariumofpacific.org
or call (562) 590-3100.
Aquarium of the Pacific