Deus Ex Homine

An exhibit of artwork and interactive installations in the Museum's balcony gallery

An exhibit of artwork and interactive installations in the Museum's balcony gallery

November 15, 2019| Category: Fairbanks Museum

On view through Dec 31.

This exhibition was designed and organized by students in a class taught by Professor Christie Harner in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College. The class, titled “God, Darwin, & the Literary Imagination,” focuses on themes that emerged from debates about evolution and religion in nineteenth-century British culture: Creation and Design, Selection and Extinction, Heredity and Development, Time and Progress, and Human/Animal.

Students drew inspiration from the course material to agree on the theme for this exhibition: Deus Ex Homine, “god out of humans,” or the role that we play in creating our own religious and scientific narratives. The projects in the exhibition ask you to consider the complex roles that we as humans play in constructing scientific theories, literary and visual works, and religious discourses. We ask you to join us in thinking of yourself as a creator in an ongoing dialogue – a conversation that includes scientific texts, religious doctrine and belief, and cultural products, including museum exhibitions like this one. This exhibit will be on display from November 16 to December 31, 2019.

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium will host a gallery opening from 1-3 PM Saturday, November 16. Light refreshments will be provided in our downstairs Lecture Hall for after you’ve seen the exhibit.

Tags: Datrmouth College, Fairbanks Museum, Science, St. Johnsbury, vermont