ArtLab

Program supporting exploring the intersection of art and science

we are a program that is focused on supporting people, programs, and possibilities to promote cross-disciplinarity across the arts and sciences.

Overview

Who? What? When?


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Here about how we got started

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Our program by the numbers


52+

Students involved in programming

8

Virtual and in-person exhibits hosted

3000+

Family and community members involved in ArtLab science outreach

5

Partner organizations across Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center

What to expect when you join our ArtLab community

There is never been a better time to join our community. Regardless if you are a faculty member, student, staff, or gradaute student you are welcome to join us!

  • Exhibits
  • Resources
  • Mentorship
  • Community

“Inspiration”

My favorite aspect is the discussion with other artists on each other’s drawings. I think this gives me new inspirations on my work.

Xinrui Li

“Motivation”

My favorite aspect was probably being pushed to do something I haven’t done before, which was try to create a scientific creation through art. I also delved into animation, something I’ve always wanted to do, and the program pushed me to even create more comic panels. Overall, I was incredibly happy with how the program has motivated me to draw and create more as I often struggle to self-motivate.

Lauren Wong

“Suppoortive”

I thoroughly enjoyed my artist-in-residence experience the best that I could considering the circumstances of the 2020 summer. Dr. Oliver and my lab mentor were amazing to work with and I enjoyed being able to connect my art with science. I encountered many issues due to the pandemic over the summer and both Dr. Oliver and my lab mentor were very understanding and supportive. This was an incredible and unique experience that I hope to be apart of again next summer.

Skylar Cuevas

Check out what our community is doing

Our latest posts


  • Art-Science Communication as an Infographic
    By: Skylar Cuevas References [1]  C. Zaelzer, “The Value in Science-Art Partnerships for Science Education and Science Communication,” eNeuro, 01-Jul-2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.eneuro.org/content/7/4/ENEURO.0238-20.2020.long. [Accessed: 12-Oct-2020]. [2]  K. Oliver, “ArtLab”, ArtLab, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://artlabvanderbilt.com. [Accessed: 12- Oct- 2020].
  • Science Communication and Emotionality through Art
    By: Skylar Cuevas Science communication to the general public poses many translational challenges to scientists, leading to the loss or unfamiliarity of scientific findings. With the demand for a more efficient tool in science communication increasing, implementing visual art and […]
  • Day of Wond’ry
    The Wond’ry is hosting a virtual conference that The Wond’ry is holding on May 22nd. You can submit your artwork and present a 5-minute poster of your Spring 2020 projects with ArtLab. This is a great way to hear about […]