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.

We have upgraded our ticketing system! It’s a new look and many behind the scenes enhancements to serve you better.

Your login is simply your email address, no password. As Internet Explorer is no longer a supported product you will need to use a browser such as Microsoft Edge, Chrome or Firefox and for Mac users, Safari.  You can install the browsers free of charge or, if you prefer, call the Box Office at 630-840-2787 to book your reservation.

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.

Upcoming Events
Fermilab Arts & Lectures At Home

Registration now available

Treating Cancer Through the Immune System  – Virtual
Dr. Thomas Gajewski, University of Chicago
January 15, 2021 @ 7:30 Central

Finding the Significant in the Insignificant
Virtual Gallery Talk by Jim Jenkins, Fermilab’s 2017 Artist-in-Residence

Antimatter and Other Deep Mysteries – Virtual
Dr. Gerald Gabrielse, Northwestern University
February 19, 2021 @ 7:30 Central

When Art and Science Collide
Virtual Gallery Talk by Lindsay Olson, 2014/15 Fermilab Artist-in-Residence

Calling Bull: The Art of Skepticism in a Data Driven World – Virtual
Dr. Jevin West, University of Washington
April 9, 2021 @ 7:30 Central

Physics Slam IX – Virtual
Seeking nominations
April 30, 2021 @ 7:30 Central

Fabrics: The New Software – Virtual
Dr. Yoel Fink, MIT (Rescheduled)
May 21, 2021 @ 7:30 Central

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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



Upcoming events

April 9, 2021, 7:30 pm US/Central
Dr. Jevin West, University of Washington
Tickets: $4
The spread of misinformation is among the most pressing challenges of our time. New platforms have opened the door to misinformation, disinformation and other forms of networked manipulation, which not only mislead and create divisions, but also diminish trust in democratic institutions such as science. 

In this talk, Dr. West will provide a set of tools to cut through the most intimidating data.
April 30, 2021, 7:30 pm US/Central
Join us for this Fermilab favorite event, now presented in a Virtual format. We are currently seeking a few brave souls who would like to jump into the ring. Nominations accepted through February 15.
May 21, 2021, 7:30 pm US/Central
Dr. Yoel Fink, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tickets: $4
Our clothes help define us, yet the fabrics we wear haven’t really evolved over much of human history. However recent breakthroughs in fiber material and fabric processing now allow us to design and produce fibers and fabrics that see, hear, sense, communicate, store and convert energy, regulate temperature, monitor health, and change color. In this talk Dr. Fink will discuss the use of diode fibers for creating fabric communications systems allowing the exchange of information between people and platforms using line of sight fabric based optical communications.