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Elizabeth Turnbull painting
CSHL President & CEO Dr. Bruce Stillman with artist Elizabeth Turnbull at the Arts and Science benefit. The painting now hangs in Dr. Stillman’s office.

From the Laboratory of Barbara McClintock–Nobel tools inspire award-winning art

Last September, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Association Director, Marjorie van de Stouwe, M.D. hosted Arts and Science: A benefit created by artists for science at the Hersh Gallery of Fine Arts in partnership with the Long Island Academy of Fine Art (LIAFA). The show featured paintings by Dr. van de Stouwe and other professional and semiprofessional artists who donated the proceeds to benefit the Lab.

One of the pieces was a painting, From the Laboratory of Barbara McClintock, by Elizabeth Turnbull, a Texas born artist who has called Long Island home for over 10 years. Through their mutual involvement with LIAFA, Beth met Dr. van de Stouwe who helped with a very special favor from the CSHL archives: Beth was able to borrow some of the tools and implements from Nobelist Barbara McClintock’s laboratory, to paint the still life.

Beth’s painting was just named a finalist in the Still Life category at the 2014/2015 International Arts Renewal Center (ARC) Salon Competition.

Congratulations Beth! We’re so happy to see these tools of science so beautifully inspire your art.

Happy Birthday Barbara McClintock, born June 16, 1902—and still inspiring the world of science!

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