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Gallery Talk: From Visible to Invisible

Presented by Frist Art Museum at Frist Art Museum, Nashville TN

Jun 25 2022
Gallery Talk: From Visible to Invisible

Roland Reiss. Red Edge, 1968. Polyester resin and fiberglass

Join Jason Valentine for a discussion of nanoscale structuring inspired by Light, Space, Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Gallery Talk | From Visible to Invisible: The Science of Using Structure to Mold the Flow of Light

Learn how structure dictates the way light interacts with a material to make vivid colors like those found in stained glass or butterfly wings, as well as how structure can be manipulated to bend light and create new types of optics, including invisibility cloaks.

Dr. Jason Valentine researches the optical properties of nanostructured metamaterials for a range of applications, including imaging and image processing, photodetection, and dynamically reconfigurable optics for wavefront control. His work was selected by Time Magazine as one of its Top 10 Scientific Discoveries in 2008.

Since 2010, he has been on faculty at Vanderbilt University’s Mechanical Engineering Department, where he is currently an associate professor and the deputy director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Image: Roland Reiss. Red Edge, 1968. Polyester resin and fiberglass

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Free/Frist Art Museum members
Free/Visitors 18 and younger
$10/Seniors 65+ (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$10/College students with ID (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$8/Active-duty military with ID (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$12/Person for Groups of 10 or more with advance reservations

Contact: (615) 244-3340

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Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203


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Parking Lot Hours
Visitor parking begins 30 minutes before the museum’s doors open. The lot closes at 3AM. No cars are allowed in the lot between 3AM and 30 minutes before opening.

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Frist Art Museum visitors: $2 per hour / $20 daily maximum
Frist Art Museum non-visitors: $10 per hour / $30 daily maximum
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