BITS – Exploring Historical SciArt in MoMA’s Online Collection

In ALL, BITS by Julia Krolik

MoMA’s website boasts an evolving online collection featuring 66,698 artworks. At the time of publications querying “science” returns 65 out of 55,534 works that have been catalogued with images. We showcase some of our favourites below:

Rolf Harder, Methods of Science, 1963-64

Rolf Harder, Methods of Science, 1963-64

Herbert Bayer, Electronics – A New Science for a New World, 1942

Herbert Bayer, Electronics – A New Science for a New World, 1942

Ron Herron, Walking City on the Ocean, project (Exterior perspective) 1966

Ron Herron, Walking City on the Ocean, project (Exterior perspective) 1966

Peter Cook, Plug-in City: Maximum Pressure Area, project (Section, 1964)

Peter Cook, Plug-in City: Maximum Pressure Area, project (Section, 1964)

Peter Cook, Plug-In City, project, Axonometric, 1964

Peter Cook, Plug-In City, project, Axonometric, 1964

Hans Hollein, Highrise Building, Sparkplug, project (Exterior perspective), 1964

Hans Hollein, Highrise Building, Sparkplug, project (Exterior perspective), 1964

We will explore art related to individual scientific disciplines in the near future.

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Julia Krolik

Julia Krolik

Julia helps SciArt through Art the Science, wrangles data and makes SciArt through Pixels and Plans. She speaks passionately about the importance of visual communication in information sharing. She lives by this quote: "They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea." - Francis Bacon | Twitter: @yuliakrolik