Tina York, “Fluid Dynamics” (1995), mixed media, 32 x 40 inches. As a NASA Art Program artist, Tina York visited the Ames Research Center in California to study the principles of fluid dynamics. This piece shows the way gases move as a solid body passes through them.

Galleries

Every issue includes artwork selected by the office of Cultural Programs at the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS). Artists included in the pages of the magazine grapple with many of the same topics discussed by our authors—climate change, big data, genetics, and surveillance, to name a few—in thoughtful, visually compelling ways.