Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with EDWARD TUFTE, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics and Computer Science at Yale University. Professor Tufte is internationally recognized as an expert on the analytical display of data and information and is author of such classics as “Envisioning Information” and “Beautiful Evidence”. But tonight Professor Tufte talks about the first major museum exhibition of his extraordinary sculpture. SEEING AROUND is at the ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM in Ridgefield Connecticut until April 12. Tufte’s work explores the complex relationships that exist between setting, size, scale, surface texture and material through a wide variety of works small and monumental. In addition, “Seeing Around” is an all out fun show to explore and experience. Tune in tonight and listen as “ET” talks about the physicality of both publishing a text and creating monumental sculpture; what “thoughtful scaling” is, and how animals both wild and domestic interact with artwork. It’s a wide-ranging conversation about art unlike any you have heard before. For more information on the exhibition, go to: http://www.aldrichart.org/exhibitions/tufte.php