Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of ScienceÂ hosted â€œCurious Vault Collaborations 002,â€ exploring the past, present and future of flight. This special evening included the debut of the Museumâ€™s latest Curious Vault Collaboration, Insight Flight, by sculptor Robert Chambers and Dr. GeCheng Zha, University of Miami professor and director of the Aerodynamics and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Lab.Â The Curious Vault Collaborations project partners a local artist and scientist together to create a tabletop display using at least one item from the Museumâ€™s collection.
Guests enjoyed free books from Spaceleggers, courtesy of Bookleggers, a community mobile library offering free books to the public with a special selection of science and science fiction books; a performance in the Museumâ€™s historic Planetarium by DJ Le Spam of City of Progress Studio and Lance Vertok, under dome projections by Science Art Cinema, which mixes 20th century science and science-fiction films with performances and multimedia performances; and an exclusive auction of Miami Cityscapes created by ten local artists including Edouard Duval Carrie, Agustina Woodgate, Cesar Santos, Emmett Moore, Felice Grodin, Jenny Brillhart, Leyden Casanova Rodriguez, Maritza Molina, Monica of TM Sisters and Pablo Cano.
The event also included a moderated discussion on the merging of art and science, along with an inside look at the project making of Insight Flight, featuring Bookleggers founder and writer Nathaniel Sandler; Kevin Arrow, art & collection manager for the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science; sculptor Robert Chambers; and Daniel Espinal, who represented Dr. Zha during the evening.Â Attendees enjoyed burgers courtesy of Shake Shack and Gramps served complimentary cocktails provided by Titoâ€™s Vodka in the Museumâ€™s Space Gallery, while having a chance to experience the art firsthand. #CuriousVault #FrostScience