Before visitors can even walk through the doors of Bronx Science, they’re greeted by the giant mural that hangs over the front lobby. The 63-foot Venetian glass mosaic, titled “Humanities Protecting Biology, Physics, Chemistry,” was created by artist Frank J. Reilly when the school initially relocated to its current building in 1959. The artwork features great scientists that made significant breakthroughs in their respective fields of physics, biology, chemistry, and more. Along with historical figures such as Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, and Isaac Newton, the piece features a quote from philosopher John Dewey: “Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.” For a school whose alumni boast eight Nobel Prizes and six Pulitzer Prizes, it seems fitting such a mural hangs over our school lobby. After all, any one of the thousands of students that roam the hallways could be the next to change the world of science, mathematics, and humanities.
“…any one of the thousands of students that roam the hallways could be the next to change the world of science, mathematics, and humanities.”