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Sunday September 21, 2014

#YUMuseum Exhibits The Art of David Gelernter

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Yeshiva University Museum presents Sh’ma Listen: The Art of David Gelernter. Gelernter is a painter, author and professor of computer science at Yale University. His best-known contribution to computer science is parallel computation. In 1993, he received a package from the Unabomber that permanently damaged an eye and a hand. The exhibit features 27 paintings and two drawings completed in a wide range of media–including acrylic, oil, pastel, aquarelle (water-soluble crayons), liquid iron, and gold and metal leaf. After the mail bomb incident Gelernter thought he would never paint again. In a video accompanying the exhibit, he said, “But doctors and nurses told me, ‘It’s all in your head’. And it’s true. Sometimes the reassuring things people tell you are true.”

The exhibit runs from Dec. 2 through Jan. 20 at Yeshiva University Museum, located at 15 W. 16th St., New York, NY.

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