Cosmic Commonalities Revealed at The Rubin Museum of Art

Illustration in L'atmosphere météorologie populaire of a man on Earth peering through the universe to what was believed in the Middle Ages to lie beyond. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

It seems that we at Glimpse aren’t the only ones interested in the dialogue between Eastern and Western cosmology. The Rubin Museum of Art in New York is currently featuring an exhibiton through May 10th, 2010 titled, “Visions from the Cosmos: From the Milky Way to an Evolving Universe.” The show juxtaposes 70 works from both hemispheres that include sculpture, paintings, manuscripts, rare books and prints, and photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

In a recent review of the exhibition for the New York Times, Ken Johnson noted, “Close study and creative interpretation may reveal surprising parallels between Eastern and Western cosmologies.”

We’re with you, Ken. Our forthcoming issue, Cosmos, will continue to investigate these cosmic commonalities between hemispheres. Stay tuned…

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