Escher’s Universe is based on the life and work of the multifaceted Maurits Cornelis Escher.
Was he an artist, an astronomer, a mathematician, a traveler?
This show will take us to the artist’s studio where his most iconic works are displayed. From this intimate and emotional place, we’ll visit Escher’s particular universe and we will be surprised by his ability to join Science and Art.
He uses mathematics, astronomy, optics, crystallography and geometry in his creations to artistically explain very complex concepts addressed by Cosmology. Escher’s shapes, three-dimensional reconstructions, dual worlds, unreal buildings or impossible continuities reveal his passion for knowledge.
Presented by UAA Philosopher, Terry Kelly
Dr. Terry Kelly is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the
University of Alaska Anchorage. He is also a member of the Anchorage
Municipal Board of Ethics. Dr. Kelly’s research focuses on professional
ethics, and his book Professional Ethics: A Trust-Based Approach was
published in 2018. Dr. Kelly teaches courses in a number of areas
including ethics, medical ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, phenomenology and
existentialism, and philosophies of space and time. A local musician and
avid cyclist, Dr. Kelly lives in Anchorage with his wife and two children.
"Escher's Universe" is one hour in length, featuring a 26-minute show followed by a live presentation by an expert. Ticket reservations are available online only at http://UAATix.com. Remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the day of the show. The planetarium will open for seating 30 minutes before the start of each show. You must be in the theater 10 minutes before the show starts. Reserved seats will be released after this time to stand-by customers. There is no entry after the show begins.