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Visual Arts

Molecules Get Artistic Treatment in New Exhibit


September 9, 2003 :: No. 35

chymotrypsin model
DNA model
Protein Art
3-D model of the digestive enzyme chymotrypsin
(Models and photos  by David Goodsell)
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3-D model of DNA with a sequence-specific drug bound in the minor groove (seen in green)
(Models and photos  by David Goodsell)
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Molscript images of various protein structures
(Images courtesy of  Protein Data Bank)
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What: The intricacies and beauty of molecules are spotlighted in larger-than-life depictions in the Art of Science exhibit at Cal State Fullerton.
When: Through Dec. 19
4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14 — reception
Where: Atrium Gallery
Paulina June & George Pollak Library
Public Info: 657-278-7160
Two-and Three-Dimenional Views:

Prominent in the show is the Protein Data Bank’s traveling “Art of Science” exhibit with depictions of collagen, protein molscript images, and a variety of art and text from the PDB’s Molecule of the Month series, featuring works by David Goodsell of Scripps Research Institute.

Also from Goodsell and Scripps’ Arthur J. Olson are 3-D models of DNA, backbone structure of HIV-1 protease, polio virus capsid, the digestive enzyme chymotrypsin and others.
In addition, objects from the Cal State Fullerton Keck Center for Molecular Structure are on display, including an older generation X-ray camera with accessories, images and text explaining crystallography.

Media Contacts: Veronica Chiang, director of exhibitions, 657-278-2990 or vchiang@fullerton.edu
Gail Matsunaga, Public Affairs, 657-278-4851 or gmatsunaga@fullerton.edu

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