Even before the Broad Institute had a physical home, artists were invited into the Broad community. This was done because the interactions between artists and scientists - the sharing of views and the disparate approaches to solving problems – possess the potential to inspire both science and art.
The Broad's artist-in-residence program lies at the intersection of science and art. The program is designed to stimulate collaborative problem-solving using an interdisciplinary approach. Together, the artist and Broad scientists explore issues of visual representation and communication, and work toward a greater understanding of the complexities of the scientific endeavors taking place at the Broad Institute. It is hoped that these interactions will spur innovation across media, fields, and disciplines.
The Broad Institute has hosted three artists-in-residence to date. Learn more about their art, their perspectives, and their experience at the Broad here: