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Views of the Final Frontier

Science  24 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5461, pp. 2167-2169
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5461.2167

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Cosmos From Romanticism to the Avant-Garde. Jean Clair, chief curator, and Pierre Théberge, director. At the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 17 June to17 October 1999; Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, 24 November 1999 to 27 February 2000; Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 25 March to 23 July 2000.

Cosmos From Romanticism to the Avant-Garde. Jean Clair, Ed. Published for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts by Prestel, New York, 1999. 396 pp. $75, £45. ISBN 2-89192-231-X.

The paintings, photographs, sculptures, and displays gathered in the exhibit Cosmos fuse astronomy, art, politics, and humanistic thought. Those unable to arrange a trip to Italy (where it opens this week) will still find much of interest in the accompanying catalog.

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