'Look Back in Time: Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory’ exhibition opens in San Jose

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Look Back in Time: Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory, the first traveling exhibition of the UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS), opens November 13 at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

The exhibition offers a look at astronomy and the celestial cosmos through two distinct lenses—one artistic and contemporary, the other scientific and historical.

It joins the work of Russell Crotty, an artist with an abiding passion for astronomy, with an installation of never-before-exhibited artifacts and images from one of the nation’s most historic observatories, UC Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton.