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Summer Poster 2017

Do You See What 👀 See?

June 19 - September 6, 2017

Please visit the summer exhibition in the Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery (9th floor, Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research), which features drawings by children, youth, and adults—each created in response to questions asking how we “see” or visualize things in our heads.

PARKING is available in UW-Madison lots 82 or 60, and in ramps 63 or 76.

BRIGHT SIGHTS - Six Ways of Seeing
January 23 - May 26, 2017

Bright Sights flyer image

Gallery featured on WISC-TV/

Photo Gallery from Bright Sights - Six Ways of Seeing

Exhibition cosponsors — Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired and McPherson Eye Research Institute invite you to the Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery, on the 9th floor of the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research, for an exhibition showcasing works by six Wisconsin artists whose visual impairments inspire and enrich their art.

Includes works by artists Angelynn Brown, Alison Fortney, Ron Wendt, Rosemarie Fortney, Albert Schmiege, and Dan Sullivan (aka D. S. Sully)

Artworks are available for purchase, and may be purchased after the exhibition closes by contacting the artists.  Artist contact information is available through the McPherson ERI. All proceeds go to the artists.

Here is the exhibit poster.

2016 Cool Science Image Exhibition Image of Flyer for Cool Science Exhibition
September 12 - December 16, 2016

Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery
9th floor, Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research

For the past five years, scientists from across the UW-Madison research landscape have actively joined the Cool Science Image contest. The intent of the contest is to draw out the alluring but often obscured imagery Wisconsin scientists use to convey their work. University Communications is pleased to partner with the McPherson Eye Research Institute to showcase the winners of the 2016 contest. We are grateful to Promega Corporation for Cool Science Image competition support.

PARKING is available in UW-Madison lots 82 or 60, and in ramps 63 or 76. Here is the Exhibit Poster.

CATCHING THE EYE of McPherson Eye Research Institute Members
June 20 - August 31, 2016

Summer Vision Gallery Image


The Wisconsin State Journal featured "Catching the Eye...."

Come to the Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery (9th floor, Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research) for this summer’s exhibition.

Explore how vision research and the artistic eye align in artworks created or collected by members of the McPherson ERI, including: Tony & Deri Cattelino, Dick & Doris Dubielzig, Martha Glowacki, Zafer Gurel, Suzanne Peyer, Shiela Reaves, Maria Rodriguez, Jeremy Rogers, Rodney Schreiner, Ahna Skop, Adam Steinberg, Gail Stirr, and Leandro Teixeira.

PARKING is available in UW-Madison lots 82 or 60, and in ramps 76 or 79.


Vision Gallery Exhibit Loaners

Maria Rodriguez and Artwork Leandro Teixeira Artwork Jeremy Rogers and Artwork

About the McPherson ERI Vision Gallery

Through innovative exhibitions and programming, the Mandelbaum and Albert Family Vision Gallery promotes the interdisciplinary study of vision in the University of Wisconsin-Madison community and beyond. The McPherson ERI Vision Gallery is located on the 9th floor of WIMR at 1111 Highland Avenue immediately as you exit the elevator and is open to the public Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm. Exhibits will change several times annually and we welcome suggestions for future exhibits. Contact Gail Stirr for details.

MERI 2014 Vision Gallery The Gallery works to bring scientific and artistic understandings of the visual world into conversation with each other: artists speak to scientists and scientists speak to artists. Exhibits and installations may reflect how artists intuit the visual system's power to process color and luminance, lines and form, depth, and motion, and the brain's fascination in finding patterns and seeking faces. In turn, exhibits may inspire aesthetic interpretation and appreciation of the tools and artisanship integral to science. Finally, gallery works may display how visual artists re-interpret and re-purpose science as a framework for understanding our world.

The Gallery was dedicated and opened May 8, 2014, and is named for the extended family which encompasses the families of David and Nathan Mandelbaum, founding supporters of the McPherson ERI, as well as Dr. Daniel Albert. Guests at the dedication heard remarks from Provost Paul DeLuca, McPherson ERI Founding Director Daniel Albert, Senior Associate Dean Richard Moss, McPherson ERI Director David Gamm, and UW Regent David Walsh.