After Dark: GLOW—what an awesome night! We had a packed and glowing house on a dark and wintery evening. Thanks to everyone who joined us for such a lively and colorful event.

Arching above the Central Gallery is Cubatron Core**, a tremendous torus of cascading colors by Mark Lottor. Twinkling through the gloom of Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog Bridge is Michael Brown’s playful garden of Playaflies—LED-laden “trees” that respond to movement. Steel Love Design invited guest to spin their flashing, cut-metal sculpture The Whirld, and Peter Hudson’s Homouroboros** animates the Plaza with outsized, cinematic monkey business.

**Both Homouroboros and Cubatron Core will remain on view through the end of December.

Learn more about our monthly party, After Dark, which occurs every 1st Thursday and join us for our next one on January 2: After Dark: Science of Sharing. www.exploratorium.edu/afterdark

Photo by Amy Snyder
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"Art exists not merely for putting statues in plazas any more than science exists for the purpose of having electric shavers." —Frank Oppenheimer

Above: Cubatron, light sculpture by visiting artist mark Lottor.

Frank update: 96/100.

100 posts, over 100 days, leading to 100 years since Exploratorium founder Frank Oppenheimer’s birth, August 14. Follow along with #Frank100 at: http://exploratorium.tumblr.com/tagged/frank100

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