Art-Science Calendar of Events NYC

This calendar is an initiative of the Art Science Observatory, in collaboration with SciArt in America, Beautiful Brain, Ligo projects, Dactyl Foundation and other art/science organizations.

Compost-Modern Forum featured guest Michael Schippling, robotics artist

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Why Are They Fighting?

Michael Schippling is an artist who builds robots designed to act creativity. He notes that most independent artists working in robotics have succumbed to building fighting machines for TV audiences. Michael will be a featured guest at our Compost Modern discussion forum, giving us what he calls a “quirky history of Machine Art with a proposal for the future.” [continue…]

Open Mic/UpHook Press

October 31, 2009 6:00-8:00 PM

$10 donation; wine and hors d’oeuvres

Open to all writers and the general public. Uphook Press is currently accepting submissions for their second anthology of poetry. Come read your work, meet the publishers, listen to the current writers of Uphook Press, and celebrate over four years of Dactyl’s open mic series! [continue…]

Cuba Arts NY, Oct 7-11 2009

Curated by CANY: Exhibit and Silent Auction

Contemporary Cuban Art in New York

Private Sponsors Viewing and Cocktail Hour: Wednesday, October 7th starting at 6 PM

Opening Reception and Silent Auction: Thursday, October 8th from 6 to 9 PM


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Dactyl Collection, Salon Showing

Fall 2009

Works by Sage Vaughn, Judy Glantzman, and Yelena Yemchuk Tuesday – Friday 12 – 6pm.

Helena Christensen, United Nations, photography exhibition

Sept 14, 2009, curated by Neil Grayson for Dactyl Foundation. [continue…]

Andrew Levitas, Works on Canvas and Steel

May 9 – 31, 2009

Andrew Levitas, paintings and photos on steel.

Judy Glantzman 30-Year Retrospective

April 1-25, 2009
Tuesday-Saturday 1:00 – 6:00 PM

Thirty Years of Fearlessness
In April 2009 the Dactyl Foundation for Arts and Humanities will present a thirty-year retrospective of paintings and drawings by Judy Glantzman. The recipient of numerous awards, including a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, an Anonymous Was A Woman Foundation Grant, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, Glantzman’s work can be found in a number of private collections and museums. [continue…]

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CompostModern Discussion Forum

Spring / Summer 2009

Every Wednesday 2:30-5:30

“CompostModern,” a salon-style discussion forum, revolutionizing the way we present the work of poets and writers to the public. We have opened the floor to the community, bringing you in to participate in the planning, discussion, and hopes for the future of art, poetics and science. As the name implies, the CompostModern forum aims to re-cycle our rich aesthetic history. If the project of postmodernism was to deconstruct traditions, it has left us with a fertile soil out of which new forms may emerge. It is with the belief that all new forms of art must evolve from a history we approach the guiding question of the forum: What is creativity? At each weekly meeting, Dactyl members, noted artists, poets, [continue…]

Jeremy Kost, After the Party

Jeremy Kost, After the Party

Photography Exhibition

March 3 – March 17, 2009




Support and Awards: because science is sometimes too important to leave just to scientists

CLOSED: Awards Are No Longer Offered

Essay Awards Dactyl Foundation offers a $1,000 award for essays on literary theory, aesthetics, or poetics, which are grounded in science. The award is given periodically only when a suitable recipient is found. Awards are determined by the board. We are no longer accepting unsolicited entries. (The award amount was formerly $3,000 1997-2001)

Travel Award & Research Support Dactyl Foundation currently offers partial support (in the form of small cash awards, travel to conferences, and a think tank environment) for several scholars. We provide researchers with the opportunity to invite scientists and artists working in relevant fields to visit Dactyl Foundation in order to consult or collaborate.

Wendy Wheeler, 2009 essay award recipient

“Creative Evolution: A Theory of Cultural Sustainability,”

forthcoming in Communications, Politics and Culture. Dactyl Foundation is please to award Wendy Wheeler this year for her essay which helps to bring the sciences back into the arts.

‘Under the name of something called postmodernism, or of a condition called postmodernity, the idea of the artist as someone possibly doing something special has been derided as romantic [continue…]

Last of the Breed: Jan Krugier's final exhibition

Picasso's "Femme allongée," 1946, one of the works Krugier was willing to part with.

January 1, 2009

D’Arcy, David, “Last of the Breed, Art + Auction January 1, 2009

Through his friendship with Giacometti, his ties to a key Picasso heir and his legendary eye, Jan Krugier built an empire. When he died at age 80 last fall, the art world lost the final remaining member of the generation of postwar connoisseur-dealers. [continue…]