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Melding Science & Music in the Museum Opening Reception and Exhibition (Sept. 21 - Dec. 21)

“Listening for Coastal Futures: Sounding Science” Sound and Art Exhibition
Cost: FREE

                  In collaboration with UVA’s Coastal Research Center and its Environmental Resilience Institute, the Coastal Futures Conservatory will bring a Sound Art Exhibition to the Barrier Islands Center featuring collaborations between musicians and scientists. The exhibition concentrates on work emerging from scientific research on oyster reefs, sea level rise, and seagrass restoration along the Eastern Shore. The compositions will come directly from the living worlds of the barrier island ecosystem as well as from sonification of data (water quality sampling and daily tide changes).

The Conservatory is a UVA initiative integrating art and humanities into the investigation of coastal change. Compositions deriving from the Eastern Shore will be exhibited alongside work from other changing coasts, including the coral reefs of Australia and ice lagoons of the Arctic.  For more information, please visit

The exhibition will be at the BIC from September 21st until December 21st.
Cost: FREE

Later Event: September 28
Fall Wreath Workshop