Exhibitions

NSLMology: Science of Sporting Art

Apr 12, 2019 - Sep 15, 2019

This Spring, NSLM melds art with science to create NSLMology, an exhibition for explorers of all ages! Visitors are invited to experience scientific principles within three centuries of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and hands-on activities. Get up close and personal with the physics of locomotion and identify meteorological patterns, ecology, the science of colors, and even chemistry.

Locomotion: Horses gallop faster than human eyes can comprehend. How was this mystery of motion solved?

Weather: Wind, water cycles, and cloud types are all on display for scientific inquiry.

Ecology: What plants and animals do we find in the wild, and what do they eat to survive?

Color theory: How do artists mix colors to show temperature and mood?

Chemistry: How many states of matter are used to create bronze sculptures? What elements make up the alloy bronze?

Enjoy highlights from the National Sporting Library & Museum’s permanent collection in an entirely fresh way as a self-guided experience or contact us to book a group tour. Contact Clarice & Robert H. Smith Educator Anne Marie Pacquette at apacquette@nationalsporting.org or 540-687-6542 ext. 25.

A.L. Jewell and Co., Waltham, Mass., c. 1860
A Horse, with Left Front Leg Raised
copper weathervane
18 x 20 inches
Bequest of Paul Mellon, 1999

A.L. Jewell and Co., Waltham, Mass., c. 1860
A Horse, with Left Front Leg Raised
copper weathervane
18 x 20 inches
Bequest of Paul Mellon, 1999