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Artist Jeni Wightman, M.S. '02, brought the worlds of art and science together with her exhibit, "Visualizing Meaning" which inaugurated the new Mann Library gallery. The installation focuses on creating domestic sculptures from scientific data and theories.
Using feedback from 1,943 Cornell faculty members, Wightman converted scientific graphs, maps and diagrams into household items such as blankets and rocking chairs to allow visitors to change their perceptions of science from a separate and detached experience to one they can touch and feel. The project was funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and a generous gift made to the library by Nellie E. Corson.