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What Might This Be?

The Art & Science or Rorschach Inkblots

October 8, 2019

From the collection of and curated by Eric Zillmer & Kanya Zillmer

October 8 - December 8 2019

Opening Reception October 8 5:00pm – 7:00pm 

What Might This Be? The Art & Science of Rorschach Inkblots examines the link between inkblot art and inkblot science by exploring the history of inkblots, their use in psychology and their relationship to symmetry, ambiguity and the nature of the Rorschach task. 


"What might this be?" It is such an innocent question! It is the question that Hermann Rorschach asked in the 1920s when he developed a series of inkblots to probe the human mind. Rorscahc combined two of his passions, graphic arts and the science of medicine, as a catalyst for inquiry and discovery of the psyche.


The Art & Science of Inkblots installation is in honor of the late Drexel University alumnus Carl R. Pacifico '43, to whom the exhibit is dedicated.