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Culture notes: Art evolves with science in Fernbank exhibit; Imagine It gets $75,000 challenge grant

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Fernbank exhibit merges art, science

In conjunction with its new “Darwin” exhibit, Fernbank Museum of Natural History has opened “Selections,” a show that explores the relationship between science and art by eight Atlanta and Athens artists.

“In Darwin’s day, people who were curious about the world were considered both scientists and artists,” artist Nancy Lowe said. “This exhibition brings the two back together.” The eight artists include Lowe, Berry Brosi, Woody Hickcox, Anthony Martin, Allen Perterson, Lore Ruttan, Ruth Schowalter and Robey Tapp. A meet-the-artists event is planned 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at the start of Martinis & Imax.

Through Jan. 1. 404-929-6300, www.fernbankmuseum.org. HOWARD POUSNER

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Children’s Museum challenge grant

The Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation has given a $75,000 matching challenge grant toward Imagine It: The Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s annual fund-raising campaign. The goal is to encourage contributions from new individual donors; their gifts will be matched dollar for dollar up to $75,000.

Imagine It “gives children the essential experience of learning through play,” said Suzanna Stribling, director of the Atlanta-based foundation, calling the nonprofit museum “a wonderful educational cause.” To donate: 404-527-5909, www.childrensmuseumatlanta.org/support. HOWARD POUSNER

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