A group of scientists gather at the home of Henry and Helena Millikan. Henry greets the scientists and then waits for Helena, who apologizes for being late as often she is. The scientists ask why they are there, and Henry demonstrates his process for transforming rock into gold. He performs his demonstration but it blows up rather than transform. The scientists inform Henry that he’s an abject failure, not a scientist, and note that he has failed at all of his other extravagant creations and tell him not to invite them in future...Read the full recap
Host: For the benefit of those of you who've not visited art lovers' soirees before, I am your guide, host, curator. I introduce the hanging goodies with just a few words of explanation as to how we secured them for our exhibit: sometimes a loan, sometime a direct purchase, frequently a shovel. Tonight we offer the sour fruit of a scientist-failure, for there are apparently some things that cannot be accomplished. And therein lies the tale and hangs the picture in this, the Night Gallery.