Epitomising seduction, rebirth and transformation,
Epitomising seduction, rebirth and transformation, the snake as a symbol has been intertwined for centuries with the story of mankind, capturing the imagination from East to West. Ever since antiquity, the creature’s ability to renew itself by changing skin, to remain in contact with the earth and at the same time rise above it, to sinuously coil itself up, or to defeat threatening predators, has fed myths and legends inspiring artists in many fields. Endowed with wisdom and magical qualities, snakes were viewed as guardians, emissaries and often as gods in their own right, as well as feared and respected for their potential to be dangerous and destructive.
Public Guided Tour
Family Fridays, 25 Aug, 1, 15, 29 Sep & 6 Oct | 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Sat, 19 Aug | 11:30am – 12:15pm & 5:00pm – 5:45pm
Sun, 20 & 27 Aug, 10, 24 Sep, 15 Oct | 11:30am – 12:15pm
Mandarin Guided Tours
Sat, 26 Aug, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep & 7, 14 Oct | 4:00pm – 4:45pm
Exhibition Entrance, Level 3
As one of the most extraordinary versatile motif, the serpent has slithered into many artistic periods and practices as a prominent source of inspiration, even taking the mantel of muse for the Bulgari Serpenti Collection. Join our SerpentiForm guided tour as we shed away the many skins worn by this mystifying emblem, and discover a rich language of artistic inspiration, imagination and ingenuity.
Family Fridays, 1, 15, 29 Sep & 6 Oct 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Rainbow Room, Basement 2
Our fascination with motion and illusion is as old as the story of human civilisation. Also known as the wheel of life, zoetropes produce animations through slits in rotating cylinders. But how does a zoetrope work and what kinds of still images move? Join us in this hands on workshop, learn to sketch for motion and bring some snakes to life instantly with our zoetropes.
August 19 (Saturday) 10:00 am - October 15 (Sunday) 7:00 pm
ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands
6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974