Thinking Made Visible


April 27th, 2024 – January 5th, 2025

A UAMN special exhibition exploring the human instinct to express thought through line, form, and color. It is an immersion in possibility and process – honoring and encouraging the practice of slowing down and spending time with an idea, an object, a place.

Perception, communication, and invention are explored through nature journals and cartoons, maps and scientific fieldnotes, architectural, art, and exhibit design – memory and sensory experience given form by the humble sketchbook.

Thinking Made VisibleLeft to right: Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Kristin Link, Laerah Barker

Jamie Smith instructional video

See hundreds of sketches by engineers, artists, scientists, and Alaskans of all ages.
Create art and discover the benefits of sketching -- for everyone.
Explore the exhibit media in the gallery and online.

The exhibit opens late April, but check out a couple of instructional videos NOW! With UAF art professor and cartoonist, Jamie Smith.

The exhibit is supported by the Edward L. Hutton Foundation, City of Fairbanks Discretionary Fund, Advance Printing, Golden Heart Community Foundation, Golden Heart Emergency Room Physicians, Radiology Consultants, and visitors like you.