Larry in Front of his School of Common Sense Physics

Larry in Front of his School of Common Sense Physics

 

Larry Spring

Lorenz 'Larry' Spring (1915-2009) was a freethinker who dedicated much of his life to an alternative analysis of electromagnetic energy. Spring aspired to simplify the complex phenomena described by mathematical theory. “Let the Energy be your Teacher” was his common sense mantra.

Larry Spring's School of Common Sense Physics was where he shared his personalized studies through craft-making, the construction of hand-hewn demonstration models, and publications. He worked tirelessly until his death at age 94 to find acceptance for his primary discoveries Magnespheres and the Spring Atom

Heather Brown outside of the Larry Spring Museum of Common Sense Physics

Heather Brown outside of the Larry Spring Museum of Common Sense Physics

Heather Brown

Heather Brown (1955 - 2017) was a visual artist who had a lifelong fascination with Einstein. After a chance meeting, she and Larry Spring had many debates about beauty, imagination and the nature of the physical universe. Brown eventually became Spring’s creative director, and for well over a decade, she helped Spring clarify his discoveries. Under her leadership, Spring’s School was designated a Museum with the intention of preserving Spring’s legacy.

Anne Maureen McKeating in the Museum on First Friday

Anne Maureen McKeating in the Museum on First Friday

Anne Maureen McKeating

Executive Director Anne Maureen McKeating, has extensive production experience in the commercial and non-profit art sectors. For over a decade she has helped to curate and program the Larry Spring Museum and in 2016 completed her Master’s degree with the collection as her project. Like Spring, McKeating is interested in DIY approaches to learning, and sees the Museum as both a cultural touchstone and as a community space where alternative ideas can incubate.