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Special Exhibit

The Way We See It: Science Through the Eyes of Illustrators

June 24, 2014 – Oct. 26, 2014

Now through October 26 in the Burke Room, enjoy beautiful works from the 2014 graduates of the University of Washington’s Natural Science Illustration (NSI) Certificate Program.

From Alexandria Vickery, NSI Gallery Show Director:

The 2014 graduates of the UW Natural Science Illustration Certificate Program invite you to our exhibit, The Way We See It, open June 24-October 26, 2014.

As professional Natural Science Illustrators, we have a unique opportunity to translate the natural world for our audience.

Unlike traditional artists, we take part in a research process that can be described by the scientific method. We employ traditional techniques of scientific research—determining purpose, positing hypotheses, treating the act of creating art as an experiment that will lead to logical analyses and conclusions—and through careful observation we communicate science for all to understand.

Like traditional artists, we use our individual skill sets and sources of inspiration to share exactly what we would like you to better understand about the world around you. Each piece represents a diverse interpretation of the natural world. We hope our unique viewpoints not only inform you about our scientific subjects, but inspire you as well. We are excited to show you what we see.

For more information, visit the The Way We See It website.

Please note that the Burke Room may be occupied during the museum’s normal operating hours. To check availability of the room for viewing, please call 206.543.7907. A Burke Museum admission fee is charged unless it is a Free First Thursday or visitors are members, UW faculty, students or staff.

The 2014 graduates of the University of Washington’s Natural Science Illustration Certificate Program.