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Stamford Museum Celebrates Color In Two-Part Exhibition

The science behind color exhibit opens on Saturday, March 22.
The science behind color exhibit opens on Saturday, March 22. Photo Credit: Courtesy Rick Shaefer via Stamford Museum & Nature Center

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Museum & Nature Center will present a two-part exhibition exploring the science behind color. .

"Black-White-Color-Light: The Art of Rick Shaefer" and "The Sun as Art: NASA Photographs" will open Saturday, March 22, and run through May 26 at the museum, 39 Scofieldtown Road.

"Colossal black charcoal drawings on white vellum capture the intricate details of two of our most precious natural resources: bison and trees," representatives said. "Artist Rick Shaefer, from Fairfield, juxtaposes the majesty and frailty of nature in his life-size renditions with an injection of humor from his crows: a cast of characters atop a fence."

"The Sun as Art: NASA Photographs" features 20 full-color, high-resolution photos of the sun.

"QR codes allow visitors to scan and learn more about the dramatic images captured by NASA scientists - some of which have been 'modified' to suggest familiar forms and images," representatives said. "The brainchild of Dr. Steele Hill, a media specialist for NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland; the images showcase the incredible details of the sun in a unique way. An interactive light box allows visitors to mix color shadows with body movement to experience the range of color in the light spectrum."

Admission to the Museum & Nature Center for adults is $10, seniors is $8, college students with ID is $6 and children ages 4 to 17 is $5.

Members and children under 3 are admitted free. Residents are asked to call 203-322-1646 or visit the website for more information.

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