CANCELLED: Drawing from My Mind’s Eye: Dorothea Rockburne in Conversation with David Cohen, introduced by Nina Samuel (Gallery Event)


Thursday, November 29, 2012


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


38 West 86th Street


$20.00 Adult
$15.00 Students and Seniors



PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled. If you have already purchased a ticket, or would like more information about future Gallery Programs, please contact Melissa Gerstein at 212.501.3011 or We apologize for the inconvenience.

Benoît Mandelbrot, unusual among mathematicians of the twentieth century, harnessed the power of visual images to express his theories and to pursue new lines of thought. In this two-part series, contemporary artists whose work significantly incorporates mathematics and science will explore the role of drawing as an essential aspect of their research and practice. In the first conversation Dorothea Rockburne will share memories of studying with mathmetician Max Dehn at Black Mountain College, of meeting Mandelbrot, and discuss her recent work.

Exhibition curator Nina Samuel will discuss the related exhibition "The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking," on view in the BGC Focus Gallery through January 27, 2013.

Dorothea Rockburne is a distinguished artist whose work has been inspired by her lifelong studies of Euclidean geometry, astronomy, and cosmology. Her most recent exhibition was held at the Parrish Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal.

David Cohen is editor and publisher of as well as founder and moderator of The Review Panel at the National Academy Museum.

Nina Samuel is curator of the exhibition "The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking."

Please note: The second program in this series will feature James Siena and Joan Waltemath in conversation with Brett Littman on January 24, 2013.

Event, Conversation