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What is the subject of Starry Transit: An Installation by Martha Glowacki?
Artist Martha Glowacki is fascinated by the myriad ways humans investigate and record their observations of nature. She was particularly inspired for this exhibition by scientific research indicating that night migrating birds orient themselves by patterns of stars. The installation reveals how an artist gathers and synthesizes her interests into the making of artworks, and how, ultimately, her art is a narrative about her own life in the natural world.

Installation View, Washburn Observatory
Installation view, Martha Glowacki, Starry Transit, interior of Washburn Observatory.

Organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the exhibition invites visitors to engage in processes of research and discovery that simulate some historical activities of human scientific endeavor.