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Curated by Lorrie Fredette & Beth Giacummo

October 4 - December 27, 2015

Special Event Reception:October 30, during the Weird Science Soirée from 7 - 10 PM ($10 Suggested Donation)

Closing Reception: Dec. 13 from 1 - 4 PM ($5 Suggested Donation)



An Unforgettable Fall @ the Islip Art Museum will feature two exciting exhibitions...


Compendium details the interchangeable qualities of art and science. This exhibition considers artists that are planted in both disciplines, offering the Islip Art Museum and their visitors a survey of art and the artists that drive the conversation. 


The taxonomy of disciplines based on the National Science Foundation (NSF) include but are not limited to biology, botany, cell/molecular biology, ecology/evolution, environmental studies, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, earth science, physics, geology, statistics, and mathematics. 


The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men. 


- Albert Einstein

WANDERLUST: NYCAS 2015 Artist Exhibition 

Curated by Beth Giacummo & Jessica McAvoy

October 30 - November 15, 2015

Special Event Reception: October 30, during the Weird Science Soirée from 7 - 10 PM ($10 Suggested Donation)

2015 marks the second biannual international artist residency known as the New York Contemporary Art Symposium (NYCAS).

Wanderlust features works by artists invited to participate in the 2015 NYCAS program as well as artists working locally, nationally, and abroad. The exhibition survey's works influenced by the engagement of different cultural experiences. 

For 2015, NYCAS is emphasizing and providing opportunities for local artists to collaborate with the invited international artists.

Wanderlust is one of the organized exhibitions focused on pairing works by local artists with works created by the visiting artists. The Islip Art Museum and its' collaborators hope that the Long Island community at large will benefit from this exchange and exposure to the different cultures and creative practices of the participating artists

NYCAS seeks to encourage and improve the cultural exchange between artists and collaborating communities. This program is inspired by D. Fleiss & East West Artists International (DFEWA) whose mission is to establish a working cooperation that will encourage and improve the cultural exchange between artists of varying backgrounds creating a broader understanding of contemporary arts. Symposiums are held multiple times a year throughout the world. NYCAS 2015 will take place on Long Island from October 16 - 31, 2015.

NYCAS brings arts professionals from around the world together to foster new international networks, develop cross-cultural understanding, and cultivate cooperation. The symposium provides 12+ international artists with housing, studio space, all meals, trips to cultural centers, and selected artist supplies at no cost to them. Lifting these financial burdens for the artists provides them the opportunity to explore their creativity with others.

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