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Faster Than The Eye Can See


Imagine capturing a photo in one one-millionth of a second – Faster Than The Eye Can See. You’d witness a bullet piercing the skin of an apple and the individual fluttering of a hummingbird’s wings.

The Delaware Art Museum is featuring an exhibit of the photography of Dr. Harold Edgerton, highlighting 18 photographs captured with a high-speed camera to reveal the smallest details in movements. As a part of an “Art on the Town” promotion, admission is free on April 9 at 6pm. The exhibition runs through April 25.

Dr. Edgerton’s work, which dates back to the 1930s, has frequently been on display at the Museum of Modern Art. One of his most famous photos, which captured a milk droplet and the coronet caused by its splash, was a work in progress for 25 years; it was finally captured in 1957. Though he is considered an icon in photography, Dr. Edgerton wished to be known not as an artist but as an engineer.

The Delaware Art Museum is located at 2301 Kentmere Parkway in Wilmington. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 12noon-4pm. Sunday admission is free. Regular admission is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, and $6 for children and students with a valid ID. For more information, visit www.delart.org or call 866.232.3714.

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