Fermilab Arts, Lecture and Gallery Series

The Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series serves as an open door between Fermilab and our neighboring communities by offering a diverse array of performing arts performances and lectures that celebrate the artistic and intellectual vision of the lab.

Welcome David Biedenbender – Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series 2021 Guest Composer

Upcoming Events – Save the Date!

Blackfoot Poetry – From Einstein to Spacetime
Corey Gray, Caltech & LIGO – Virtual

August 20, 2021 @ 7:30 Central

The Gifts – Geraldine Cox – Virtual
Sunday, September 26, 2021 @ 2:00 Central

Available Soon – Topic:  Why We Laugh
Sophie Scott  – Virtual

Sunday, October  17, 2021 @ 2:00 Central

Eat the Invaders!  Can Harvesting Introduced Species Reduce Their Impact? – Joe Roman – Virtual
November 19, 2021 @ 7:30 Central

Box Office hours are Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time. Ticketing for virtual events closes at 6 p.m. Central Time the evening of the event. Your login is your email address, no password. Credits issued are not available in your online account and can only be used by calling the Box Office at 630-840-2787 or emailing boxoffice@fnal.gov.

Our patrons come from across the globe and our ticketing now supports countries all over the world.  When the world is back to in-person events, tickets will be delivered electronically with your confirmation receipt.

In Case You Missed It…. Earlier Fermilab Arts & Lectures At Home Events Available!

Special Event:  What Can Wobbling Muons Tell Us About the Particles in our Universe: First Results from the Muon g-2 Experiment – Adam Lyon – April 17, 2021

Calling BS: The Art of Skepticism in a Data Driven World – Jevin West is now available online. – April 9, 2021

Graphic Talk About the Universe – Clifford Johnson is now available on Fermilab’s Youtube Channel. – March 27, 2021

The History of Art & Science is now available to stream, complete with closed captioning. – Feb. 14, 2021

Antimatter & Other Dark Mysteries by Gerald Gabrielse, Northwestern University is now available on Youtube, complete with closed captioning. – Feb. 9, 2021

Neutrino Music: A Composer’s Journey by Fermilab Guest Composer David Ibbett and Multiverse, assisted by Bonnie Fleming and Beth Sterling is now available on YouTube  – Dec. 8, 2020

How to Record A Ghost: Getting Data Out of Particle Physics Detectors by Wes Ketchum is now available on YouTube, complete with closed captioning. – Nov. 20, 2020

Particle Physics Just May Save Your Life: Practice Medical Applications Enabled by Fundamental Scientific Research by Fermilab Employees by Jennifer Raaf is now available on YouTube, complete with closed captioning. – Oct. 16, 2020

Understanding God’s Thoughts: Einstein’s Unfinished Dream by Don Lincoln is now available on YouTube, complete with closed captioning. – Sept. 11, 2021

At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe’s First Seconds by Dan Hooper is now available on Youtube, complete with closed captioning. – Aug. 21, 2020

More Gallery Talks have been added to our At Home offerings!



  • Corey Gray - CalTech & LIGO - Aug. 20 @ 7:30 Central

Upcoming events

Sept. 26, 2021, 2:00 pm US/Central
Geraldine Cox
Tickets: $4 access fee
Do we appreciate and enjoy all the gifts that discovering Nature through science can bring?  In this illustrated talk of art, poetry and science, I will explore some of these gifts and discuss how Nature’s marvelous imagination and our methods of understanding it might play a greater role in our world.  - Geraldine Cox
Oct. 17, 2021, 2:00 pm US/Central
Prof. Sophie Scott CBE, University College London
Tickets: $4 access fee
Professor Sophie Scott CBE is the director of the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, where she runs a lab. In 2020 she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honors, for services to Neuroscience. (Courtesy of University College London)