Science and art are coming together in an exciting exploration of ecology, environment, quantum physics and nanotechnology. Following a tour of displays from Lucerne, Barcelona and San Francisco, Think Art–Act Science is landing in Salt Lake City at the Leonardo, 209 E. 500 South.
“We contacted them and it perfectly matched the mission of the Leonardo,” says Lisa Davis, Leonardo media contact. The mission, she says, is to display collections connecting science, technology and art, which promote divergent thinking.
Visitors are being welcomed to the exhibit beginning May 5, with special spring admission pricing of only $9 for adults.
The out-of-this world collection features international artists who were placed in long-term collaboration with scientific researchers as a project of the “Swiss-artists-in-labs” program.
“This exhibit is really unique,” Davis says. “It’s a collection of eight different installations in a variety of art mediums.”
While exploring the creative works, visitors can attend workshops, shows and panel discussions, which correlate with the project. The pieces displayed vary from Fish Skin, art and science for the ears with mini-speakers and piano strings assembled in waves, to The Rocket for the Rest of Us, a film connecting past inventions to inspiring constructions of today and the future.
“It’s an interesting look into the creativity of art and science,” says Davis.
The future landing of Think Art–Act Science hasn’t been nailed down just yet, but there are talks of it reaching a large museum on the East Coast.