Photo Cred: Hannah Skewes

Approaching the Unknown: Science Through Creative Expression

Approaching the Unknown is a collaborative partnership between the artistic and scientific communities of Denver and Aurora. Through creative expression, it seeks to establish connection around the scientific journey and explore the ways in which we confront questions that are bigger than ourselves.


In, December of 2019 five local artists were paired with scientists from the CU Anschutz campus and together, they presented original performances. In merging the creative power of professionals within two fields traditionally considered distinct, we pushed the limits of science communication.

This event will return in 2020!

Sponsored by: CU Anschutz Office of Inclusion and Outreach

The 2019 Lineup

Local Artists:

Franklin Cruz

Katie Wiegman

Dylan Lee Lowry

Jesse Lee Pacheco

Mitch Slevc

Visual Display:

Jimi Brosius

Lisa Rooney

CU Anschutz Scientists:

Sarah Gibson

Kristen J. Wade

Neelanjan Mukherjee

Stephanie García

Courtney Wilson