Considering it includes a laser light show, vodka drinks, a wild art display and free books, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science's upcoming Curious Vault Collaboration is curious, indeed. The evening event will showcase an eclectic array of entertainment and art, all fueled by Tito's Vodka and Shake Shack burgers.
"The Curious Vault Collaborations is inspired by the Museum’s very own collection," says Paola Villanueva of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. "The project partners a local artist and scientist together to create a tabletop display using at least one item from the Museum’s collection. We believe that giving our audience direct access to artists and scientists working in their respective fields is an important part of communicating art and science content."
This installment will allow guests to explore the past, present and future of flight through a whole host of activities and displays. The evening will include the unveiling of the museum's newest Curious Vault Collaboration, Insight Flight, co-created by sculptor Robert Chambers and Dr. GeCheng Zha (a University of Miami professor and director of the Aerodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics Lab).
"The Collaborations project allows that weird inspiration to infect artists and scientist and other people. Where else are you going to see an artwork that incorporates an extinct duck, a feathered dinosaur and a boomerang?" adds Nathaniel Sandler, founder of Bookleggers.
Ryan Williamson and Johann Besserer at a previous Curious Vault Collaboration.
Courtesy of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
There'll also be a moderated discussion on the union of art and science, plus an in-depth look at the project's creation. Plus, free books from Spaceleggers, courtesy of Bookleggers (one free book with access to more for trade or a small donation); a DJ Le Spam performance in the museum's historic planetarium, complete with dome projections by Science Art Cinema, which mixes 20th century science and science-fiction films with performances and multimedia performances.
"I think Spam in the Planetarium with Bookleggers and the science/art guys doing projections alongside the laser light show is going to be something you'll look back on years from now and say 'I was there.' It's going to be that cool," Sandler says.
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Plus, for the collectors, there'll be an exclusive auction of Miami cityscapes created by nine local artists including including Edouard Duval Carrié, Agustina Woodgate, Cesar Santos, Emmett Moore, Felice Grodin, Jenny Brillhart, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Maritza Molina, Monica Lopez de Victoria, and Pablo Cano.
As far as food and drink, attendees will get to chow down on burgers from Shake Shack and drink Tito's Vodka cocktails, served by the folks at Gramps.
The event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Tickets are $15 each, and available for purchase online.