Museum’s “Here Comes the Sun” Exhibit Now Open
See the Sun Like Never Before and Its Impact on the Inland Empire
Imagine being surrounded by orange waves and currents flowing along the sun as it turns. Watch the sun rotate from Earth’s perspective. The San Bernardino County Museum brings “Here Comes the Sun: Solar Science & Spirituality,” an awe-inspiring imagery experience to visitors through a floor-to-ceiling projection with footage of “Solarium” provided by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory.
The sun is the brightest and most enormous object in our field of view — ever-present — yet in our entire lifetimes, we have never dared look at it directly, because to do so is very dangerous to our eyes. So, it is no wonder that throughout human history, this seemingly “unseen” mysterious object has inspired scientific inquiry, fanciful stories, incredible myths, profoundly beautiful art and literature, and has become a revered symbol in multiple religions. In Southern California, the year-around presence of our sun has significantly shaped our culture from the earliest indigenous communities to our society today.
“Here Comes the Sun: Solar Science & Spirituality” is a captivating, bilingual journey of the sun and its impact on the Inland Empire region. With a collaborative team effort by all museum staff, Melissa Russo, David Myers, Crystal Cortez, Jessika Vazquez, Jennifer Dickerson, and Tamara Serrao-Leiva, they were able to weave a multidisciplinary narrative drawing on regional and local history combined with the science of the sun.
Visitors can fully experience the beauty and wonder of the sun in this innovative art exhibition Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands.
The San Bernardino County Museum’s exhibits of regional, cultural and natural history and the Museum’s other exciting events and programs reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.