The Art of Innovation explores the relationship between science and art over the past 250 years.
Art and science are in continual dialogue and have been symbiotic and antagonistic in their relationship to revolutionary ideas. Examining this ongoing relationship, the exhibition, which marks a new partnership between BBC Radio 4 and the Science Museum, looks at the interaction between scientific progress and social change, how machinery has both influenced and threatened the human body, and how art and science have been used as tools that go beyond human senses to capture the unseen.
The Art of Innovation showcases the breadth of the Science Museum Group Collection, with iconic artworks and objects of scientific discovery displayed alongside works by some of the biggest names in visual arts: Hepworth, Hockney, Boccioni, Lowry, Constable, Turner and more.
To accompany the exhibition, Sir Ian Blatchford (director of the Science Museum Group) and Dr Tilly Blyth (head of collections and principal curator at the Science Museum), present a 20-part BBC Radio 4 series.