The Art of Science 2023 | Exhibit

Jul 28, 2023–Jan 15, 2024
All Day

Now in its third year, the Library’s Art of Science contest celebrates the beauty that can emerge during scientific research at UC San Diego and beyond. This year, librarians and staff pre-selected items from the Research Data Collections repository. From these selected images, winners were chosen by the campus and the broader San Diego community via online voting.

This exhibit features the winning images from the 2023 Art of Science contest. A replica exhibit is on display at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park as a result of a continued community partnership between the museum and the Library, two local organizations that strongly value and support the intersection of art and science.

Please note that the physical exhibit is only viewable during WongAvery’s hours of operation

2023 Art of Science Winners

  • “Coral Reef of Samoa” by Sandin Lab, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • “Digital Map of Coronado Beach” by Adam P. Young, Reinhard E. Flick, Timu W. Gallien, Sarah N. Giddings, R.T. Guza, M. Harvey, Luc Lenain, B.C. Ludka, W. Kendall Melville, and W.C. O’Reilly
  • “Face the Bees” by Keng-Lou James Hung and Susan Chen
  • “Human Spinal Cord Neurosphere” by Michael Weible
  • Images from the Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük
    • “Çatalhöyük, South Area, Shrine” by Nicola Lercari, Gesualdo Busacca, Grant Cox, Jad Aboulhosn, Anaïs Guillem, and Arianna Campiani
    • “Çatalhöyük, North Area” by Arianna Campiani, Nicola Lercari, Ashley Lingle, Moataz Dahabra, Manuel Dueñas García, Estrella García, Tristan Yang, John Flynn, and Christopher Reps
    • “Neolithic Site of Çatalhöyük” by Jason Quinlan
  • “Live Green Brain Coral (Genus Goniastrea)” by James Nicholson
  • “Pine Tree Stem (Genus Pinus)” by Lauren Piedmont
  • “Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria” by Scott McAvoy


Related Event

Celebrate the Art of Science exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum’s popular nighttime event, Nat at Night on Friday, September 15, 2023 from 5-10 p.m. Three researchers recognized as a part of the 2023 Art of Science contest will give short, 10-minute presentations about their work. These talks start at 7 p.m. and will take place every half hour.


Partners: San Diego Natural History Museum

Abby Pennington