The right side of your brain controls creativity; the left side, logic. When the two sides combine, it can be magic. The Orange Show Eyeopener Tour: Art and Science explores that magic locally. The tour, which includes talks with both artists and scientists, makes a stop at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Anaplastology Department for an insider’s look at how art assists in making prosthetics more natural-looking. Over at Rice University, you’ll see Leo Villareal’s Radiant Pathway, a light installation at the BioScience Research Collaborative, and examples of microphotography that make the miniscule into art. Then you’ll hear about the university’s work in nanotechnology, including the NanoCar, the smallest car in the world (which we’re guessing has a really, really tiny steering wheel).
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The ''Celebration of Hearts'' collection at the Texas Heart Institute museum, along with an art exhibit curated specifically for this tour by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston’s Institute for the Medical Humanities, is also on the schedule. 12:30 p.m. The Orange Show, 2402 Munger. For information, call 713‑926-6368 or visit www.orangeshow.org. $40 to $60.
Sun., April 1, 12:30 p.m., 2012