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About the Planetarium


Brandon Morse is a Washington, DC based artist who uses custom computer software to create visual simulations of complex systems. he has been teaching at the university of md since 2000. he received his bfa from the university of wisconsin stevens point and his mfa in art & technology from the ohio state university. he has exhibited his work at the corcoran museum of art in Washington, DC, the Nanjing Museum in China, the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Kusthalle Detroit, as well as many gallery exhibitions across the United States, Europe and Asia. You can see examples of some of his video art here.

Prof. Morse has been hailed by the Washington Post as one of the region's “leading lights in the field.” He is excited to be working on his first-ever full-dome moving image artwork, created exclusively for the David M. Brown Planetarium. The Friends will have a perpetual license to exhibit In This Convex Hull and will be identified as having commissioned the unique work wherever it is exhibited. The Washington City Paper described his art as “like video...and also painting...and also sculpture” and his approach to art as “helping to fill the gap between artists and technologists.”


World Premiere Video Art Campaign

Thank you!

The fundraiser for the Brandon Morse Video has already met its goal. THANK YOU to all who donated to bring this amazing art video production to the David M. Brown Planetarium.

Because this fundraiser was planned for the entire month, we will continue to accept donations through September 30th. Additional donations will be used to improve the audience experience for this and future presentations in the dome.

All donors to the Morse Video Fund will receive personal invitations to a reception with the artist before the premiere.

Donate now to the Friends of Arlington’s Planetarium World Premiere Video Fund!

Visual artist Brandon Morse is creating an original full dome video for the David M. Brown Planetarium. The world premiere of this video, titled In This Convex Hull, is scheduled for October 2016. The artist will be at the Planetarium for the premiere, to talk about his creation!

The Friends of Arlington’s Planetarium, in partnership with the Arlington Cultural Affairs Department, is sponsoring this unique, exciting project.

The Friends of Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.