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The Darkest Light: A Photography Exhibition

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Before modern technology and science, humans searched for answers to life’s mysteries in the cosmos. Astrological myths ruled daily life and revolved around the two most important cosmic sources- light and darkness, through the skies, the Sun and Moon. During the transit of these celestial bodies, their movement and brilliance foretold omens, both good and bad. In some stories, these heavenly beings sought reverence from mortals through noise, offerings, or sacrifice. Although we can explain and predict most aspects of the cosmos today, their cultural significance reminds us of our place in the expansiveness of the universe. When we look within ourselves, we will find a similar duality, the conflict between light and dark.

An eclipse references the cosmos, human psychology and emotion, and intellect. This exhibition, The Darkest Light, will explore these instances through a selection of 20th and 21st-century photographs, done by various artists; and produced by methods of traditional process photography and more recent developments in digital applications.

This exhibition is organized in celebration of the total solar eclipse of April 8, 2024, where the Moon will fully obscure the disk of the Sun. The wonder and exquisite beauty of the Sun’s Corona will be visible in the suddenly darkened sky, as we refer to it as, The Darkest Light.


Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University Campus
1401 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76706, USA


Martin Museum of Art
(254) 710-6371
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