On December 19th 2018, for the 100th anniversary of the Nencki Institute, the closing of the 2nd Art & Science: ‘The Art of Biodiversity‘ exhibition took place in the Exhibition Hall of the Neurobiology Centre of the Nencki Institute. It is the second edition of the Art & Science project, initiating the interaction of molecular biologists and artists. Presented works were created during the artistic symposium and workshops held in Boska Dolina, near Rzeszów, from September 30th to October 5th 2018.
The closing ceremony was opened by Hanna Fabczak, the president of the Board of the Marcel Nencki Foundation for the Support of Biological Sciences, who welcomed and thanked dr Magdalena Uchman vice-dean of the Faculty of Arts and the Institute of Philosophy of the Rzeszów University, along with prof. Mirosław Pawłowski from the University of Arts in Poznań, prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń, the director of the Nencki Institute, and prof. Adam Szewczyk from the Nencki Institute, the originator and initiator of the project. Also, all those who were involved in the organisation and implementation of the exhibition. During the ceremony, prof. Mirosław Pawłowski was appointed to the Artistic Council of the Nencki Art Collection.
The exhibition consisted of 50 pieces of work by employees, students and graduates of the Academy of Art in Szczecin, the University of Arts in Poznań, the Faculty of Art of the Rzeszów University, the Fine Arts Department of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, the Faculty of Arts of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, and the Faculty of Arts of the K. Pulaski Technical and Humanities University in Radom.
These works were included in the catalog, which was given to all participants of the meeting.