Featured Events

Join us for events at the National Academy of Sciences that explore art and science collaborations.

A photo of actor David Strathairn on the NAS Fred Kavli Auditorium stage during a staged play reading. He is in profile, pointing mid speech, with blue light behind him.

Science and Performing Arts

CPNAS hosts concerts, theatrical readings, screenings, and other events exploring intersections of science and performance.

A group of about 100 people seated in the audience and 4 people seated at the front of the meeting room having a discussion.

DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous

DASERs are regular salons offered to foster conversations between disciplines and to encourage networking.

Related Exhibitions

CPNAS hosts exhibitions in the NAS Building that highlight creative and imaginative intersections between art and science.  The exhibitions change approximately every six months.  Please check back here frequently to see what is happening in our galleries.

A woman playing a flute in a space station, showcasing her musical talent amidst the vastness of outer space.

Progress was Neither Swift Nor Easy: Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine

December 31, 2025
Women are underrepresented in most STEMM fields despite being half of the population and performing as well as men in math and science. Women with multiple marginalized identities (women of...
100th Anniversary of Art of the NAS Building

100th Anniversary of Art of the NAS Building

April 1 - December 31, 2024
This year holds special significance for the NAS, as our beautiful building at 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, turns 100 years old. Dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge in April 1924 and...
NAS Building Timeline and Promethean Sparks

NAS Building Timeline and Promethean Sparks

April 1 - December 31, 2024
“We call it the building for the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council, but in reality, it should be the nation’s home of science in America and...
Julia Pollack: Collaborative Ecologies

Julia Pollack: Collaborative Ecologies

November 7, 2023 - June 7, 2024
Julia Pollack is curator and creator at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign where she creates artwork based upon her conversations...