Visit the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History for “Critical Assembly, the Secrets of Los Alamos 1944: An Installation by American Sculptor Jim Sanborn”, on display February 4 through October 15.
Visitors will step back in time to a pivotal point in history, and experience pure science through pure art. Explore and study the recreations of the super secrets from the Manhattan Project in this tableau based on the laboratory environment for the assembly of the first atomic bomb.
This exhibit was created by world-renowned sculptor Jim Sanborn, best known for creating the encrypted “Kryptos” sculpture at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
Evocative of both the brilliance of the collective human mind and the potentially devastating power of knowledge, this exhibition is about the allure of pure science and the ethical dilemmas scientific researchers have faced for decades.
Info: National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, 601 Eubank Blvd SE, 245-2137, nuclearmuseum.org. This exhibit is included in the price of regular admission to the Museum.