ir·​i·​des·​cence

  1. the phenomenon of color shifting as the angle of view or illumination changes
  2. a dazzling new art-science collaboration between entomologist Dr. Nathan Lord, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, and artists nationwide
  3. a feature exhibition at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum, July 17, 2021 - July 31, 2022

In the world around us

Iridescence is a captivating sensation.

In the natural world, iridescence is found in soap bubbles, bird feathers, butterfly wings, gemstones, seashells, and fish and snake scales.

In the human-centric world, color-shifting clothes, automotive paints, the newest cell phones, and even special-edition LSU football helmets are created with iridescent materials.

Explore this gallery for examples of iridescence in the world...

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