Marvels and Ciphers: A Look Inside the Flask

On View through December 10, 2010

For centuries, with means ranging from alchemy to quantum-enabled technologies, scientists have struggled to understand the material world—with varying degrees of success. Public responses to scientific debate and discovery are even more varied. A single breakthrough can elicit fascination and hope as well as anxiety and fear.

With paintings, photographs, books, and cartoons, Marvels and Ciphers explores the inevitable social complexity of scientific pursuits.

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CHF gratefully acknowledges the Laurie Landeau Foundation and Schroder Investment Management North America for their generous financial support of Marvels and Ciphers.

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