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Preservation of the Manhattan Project

With an agreement signed on June 28, 2019, the Atomic Heritage Foundation and the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History (pictured) are forging a new partnership to preserve the history of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Age. This significant agreement will ensure that the Atomic Heritage Foundation’s extensive collection of oral histories, interpretive… Read more »

Ed Westcott, a Singular Eye at the Dawn of the Atomic Age, Dies at 97

Ed Westcott, a photographer who documented life in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the secret city where uranium was enriched as part of the Manhattan Project to develop the atom bomb during World War II, died on March 29 at his daughter’s home in Oak Ridge, where he also still lived. He was 97. Read Richard Sandomir’s … Read more »

Harley Cowan joins the APG

B Reactor (1944)

The APG is pleased to announce the acceptance of Harley Cowan into the Guild. His large format series taken in 2017 of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Washington is an important addition to the APG archives and documents the exterior and interior of Reactor B, the world’s first full-scale nuclear reactor which produced… Read more »

Invisible Colors: The Arts of the Atomic Age by Gabrielle Decamous

Invisible Colors The Arts of the Atomic Age

Invisible Colors The Arts of the Atomic Age is a monumental work by Gabriele Decamous published by MIT Press that surveys the ways by which art, worldwide, can help make visible what has long been in obscurity – the effects of radioactivity, the lives of radiation-impacted survivors, and the politics of the nuclear age. Decamous’… Read more »

Black Mist Burnt Country The exhibition will be officially launched on 27 September 2016 at National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney marking the 60th anniversary of the first British atomic test at Maralinga. It is scheduled to tour ten metropolitan and regional public galleries in four states until 2019. Taranaki, Hugh Ramage On 27 September 1956 the… Read more »


BOMBHEAD is a thematic exhibition organized by guest curator John O’Brian that explores the emergence and impact of the nuclear age as represented by artists and their art. Strongly associated with obliteration and destruction, nuclear technologies have had a profound cultural and ecological impact since their development in the mid-20th century. Encompassing the pre- and… Read more »

It is two minutes to midnight

May 11 – May 19, 2018 Opening Reception: May 11, 5 – 8PM In partnership with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Weinberg/Newton Gallery presents a unique virtual reality experience by Ellen Sandor and (art)n artists Diana Torres, Azadeh Gholizadeh, and Chris Kemp. This VR was inspired by Martyl and produced in collaboration with Carolina… Read more »

“Nuclear Families: From Trinity to Nagasaki”

Atomic Tourist: Kate

Society for Photographic Education 2017 National Conference   Speakers: Claude Baillargeon, Mary Kavanagh, Mark Klett, and Katy McCormick (P) Saturday, March 11 – 9:00AM to 10:45AM Orange EF The concept of the nuclear family can be understood metaphorically with reference to the atomic age, which intrinsically connects humanity as a transglobal family. This panel focuses… Read more »

Photographing the Nuclear Body

Maids of Muslyumovo, Chelyabinsk, Russia

Photographer and Film Studies teacher Robert Del Tredici with curator John O’Brian will present images on the nuclear age at the Jarislowsky Institute (3rd floor, EV Bldg) on 16 February 2017, at 4:00 pm after a 2:00 tour of the Center for Contemporary Architecture exhibition “It’s All Happening So Fast.” More information: Contact email:… Read more »

elin o’Hara slavick: Illuminated Artifacts

Atomic Mask, cyanotype (sunprint) of a fragment of a steel beam from the A-Bomb Peace Dome, from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum archives, Hiroshima, Japan, 2008

Art Exhibit: elin o’Hara slavick: Illuminated Artifacts January 9 – February 3, 2017 Wilson Hall/Staniar Gallery Using alternative photographic processes such as 19th century techniques and contemporary digital technology, elin o’Hara slavick’s conceptual practice revolves around the idea of making visible what we often do not see.  This exhibition features photographic works from After Hiroshima,… Read more »