About the Initiative

Art and design can create change: The Doomsday Clock, one of the most iconic designs of the 20th Century, is an example of that. From its earliest days, the Bulletin has featured both science and the visual arts in its publishing, recognizing that art can move people and ideas in ways that are often more powerful than published scientific research alone. It was this combination of art and science that made the Bulletin a unique and powerful voice over the decades. 

The Bulletin's Arts Science Initiative brings together artists and scientists, providing a platform for artists grappling with the challenges associated with science and technology, focusing specifically on nuclear risk, climate change, disruptive technologies, and biosecurity.

Our goal is to capture the public's imagination, spark citizen engagement, and encourage creative solutions to humanity's greatest threats. By working together with leading artists, designers, and creative communicators, the Bulletin seeks to broaden the conversation, generating innovative ways of framing crucial issues around peace and security.

Media coverage

How dystopias can save the world
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Fanciful Frocks From the Three P’s of Parties: Performa, Parsons and the Public Theater Galas

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Pedro Reyes Will Unveil an Anti-Nuclear Sculpture in Times Square

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No One Should Have the Power to Kill Us All’: Artist Pedro Reyes Is Mounting a Global Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

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A mushroom cloud balloon in Times Square is supposed to make you stop and think

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‘We Have Never Been so Close to Nuclear War’: Pedro Reyes at Frieze New York 2022

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A mushroom cloud rises over Times Square in latest iteration of anti-nukes art project

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New Human/Nature Exhibition at Harris Explores Urgency of Climate Action

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Human Nature Exhibit Monument


Various artists

ZERO NUKES sculpture by artist Pedro Reyes

Amnesia Atómica

Pedro Reyes

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Earthly Observatory

School of the Art Institute Chicago


It is 2 Minutes to Midnight

Ellen Sandor and art(n)

Turn Back the Clock Exhibit @ The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Turn Back the Clock

Museum of Science and Industry


Doomsday Clock Symposium

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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