Arts and the Nuclear Age: 1942 | 1967 | 2017
The culminating lectures for the 75th anniversary of the Chicago Pile-1 experiment and the concurrent 50th anniversary of the unveiling of Henry Moore's Nuclear Energy sculpture. Features talks by eminent Moore scholar (and former Henry Moore Foundation Research Curator at Tate) Anne Wagner, architect Ludovico Centis, and principals Luke Ogrydziak and Zoe Prillinger from California-based firm Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects (the design team behind Nuclear Thresholds, the temporary architectural installation on the CP-1 site).
Presented by UChicago Arts and the Department of Art History. "Arts and the Nuclear Age: 1942 | 1967 | 2017" is made possible by the Division of the Humanities, the Nicholson Center for British Studies, and the Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry. This event is part of Nuclear Reactions, a series of public events beginning in fall 2017 to commemorate and discuss the complex legacy of what transpired on December 2, 1942. View the full schedule of events for Dec. 1 and 2: http://nuclearreactions.uchicago.edu/events/reactions-new-perspectives-on-our-nuclear-legacy/