silver sculpture in front of a building

Art & cultural centers

A total solar eclipse can inspire a sense of connectedness, joy, humility, perspective, awe and much more. There’s also something ineffable about the experience. And when words fail, art provides a vehicle for expression.

As part of the Triangle Program, a new initiative of Science, Society and Culture at the Simons Foundation, we’re supporting artworks and creative collaborations between artists and scientists all along the path of totality. These collaborations are given crucial support — and a venue — by arts and cultural centers. From performance to sculpture, immersive theater to multimedia, we’re supporting the continuation of an ancient tradition — creating art inspired by the majesty of an eclipse. Because we believe that science is part of culture in the same way that art is, and that these two seemingly disparate disciplines intersect in more ways than one might think.