“There is incredible power in the arts to inspire and influence.”
Explore Touchstones highlighting artists, musicians, and traditions from around the globe!
3 minute lesson
What happens when you combine traditional Indian music with the sounds of Scotland? This global band of Hindu bagpipers is breaking the mold when it comes to what cross-cultural collaboration sounds like!
5 minute lesson
What happens when you combine bacteria and art? This artist turned the bacteria of the New York subway system into beautiful works of art!
8 minute lesson
Can robots really make music? The musician Jason Barnes would probably say yes, and then blow you away with his cyborg drumming hand. Here’s his story and how music and robots are colliding!
7 minute lesson
Artists in Michoacán, Mexico are working magic with copper scraps by turning them into works of art– the ultimate form of recycling!
The natural world is filled with the beauty of geometry. Meet some scientists using chemistry to create crystal nanoflowers that push the limits of nature and explore new frontiers of science.
9 minute lesson
Jason deCaires Taylor collaborates with the ocean to make beautiful, underwater sculptures that invite viewers to encounter the ocean in a new way.
6 minute lesson
Do we all see the world the same way? How do our perceptions transform reality? It turns out there’s some interesting science behind how we see the world!
ArcAttack is using bolts of purple lightning to produce electrifying music! Tesla coils become musical instruments in an amazing scientific demonstration
4 minute lesson
BANDALOOP is an incredible troupe that performs on the sides of buildings, creating something amazing at the intersection of performance and architecture!
The annual ice festival in Geilo, Norway draws a crowd of eager listeners who don’t mind wearing their winter coats while they listen to music played on ice instruments!
Explore 40,000 years of the history of London beautifully animated in stop-motion. This journey brings art and archaeology together in an awe-inspiring way.
Scientists are able to learn more about the lives of dinosaurs than ever before because they can look inside their bones! Look at these amazing discoveries…
A scientist and an artist teamed up to fight river pollution by turning it into paint. Here’s their story!
Can you make art with drones? The performance of Drone 100 tells us yes. Take a look at this remarkable combination of technology and art.
David Sanford is a photographer who is reminding us of the power of nature through photographing the monstrous waves of Lake Erie.
What if you could keep playing with Legos your entire life? Thats what Nathan Sawaya did!
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