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Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science Explores the Intersection Between Art & Science with “Curious Vault Collaborations 002” on July 14

By June 8, 2015No Comments

Event Partners with Bookleggers, Science Art Cinema, City of Progress and The New Tropic


On Tuesday, July 14, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will host “Curious Vault Collaborations 002,” exploring the past, present and future of flight. The special evening will include the debut of the Museum’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.

The Curious Vault Collaborations project partners a local artist and scientist together to create a tabletop display using at least one item from the Museum’s collection. It will be the last Curious Vault Collaborations to take place at the current Museum location before the move to its new downtown Miami location, opening in in 2016.

Guests will enjoy 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 Museum’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 Carrié, Agustina Woodgate, Cesar Santos, Emmett Moore, Felice Grodin, Jenny Brillhart, Leyden Rodriguez- Casanova, Maritza Molina, Monica Lopez de Victoria and Pablo Cano. The auction will also include limited-edition items by Bookleggers and City of Progress.

The event will also include 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 will be representing Dr. Zha during the evening.

Throughout the night, attendees will enjoy burgers courtesy of Shake Shack and Gramps will serve complimentary cocktails provided by Tito’s Vodka in the Museum’s Space Gallery, while having a chance to experience the art firsthand. The New Tropic is Curious Vault 002’s official media sponsor.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015
7–10 p.m. (Moderated discussion will begin promptly at 7:45 p.m.)


Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129


  • $15 per person. Tickets available at
  • Proceeds go to benefit the three Knight Arts Challenge winners: Bookleggers Library, City of Progress, and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science series Science Art Cinema.
  • Museum members and Frost Science Young Patrons receive free admission.

About Shake Shack

“Shake Shack® is a modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers (no hormones added ever), hot dogs, frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, beer and wine (available at select locations), and more. With its fresh, simple, high-quality food at a great value, Shake Shack is a fun and lively community-gathering place with widespread appeal. From its premium ingredients and caring hiring practices to its environmentally responsible designs and deep community investment, Shake Shack’s mission is to Stand For Something Good®. Since the original Shack opened in 2004 in NYC’s Madison Square Park, the company has opened multiple locations in 12 states and the District of Columbia, as well as international locations including London, Istanbul, Dubai, Moscow and more.”

About the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science aims to make a difference in people’s lives by inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can have on every facet of our world. For nearly 65 years, the Museum’s award-winning educational programs, family-focused exhibits, historic planetarium, and Batchelor Wildlife Center have enriched locals and tourists alike. In 2016, the Museum will continue to inspire visitors in a new state-of-the-art facility designed by Grimshaw Architects currently under construction at Museum Park, in the heart of downtown Miami. The Museum will be structured around a lushly landscaped indoor and outdoor Living Core Aquarium of terrestrial and aquatic environments, featuring a Gulf Stream tank experience totaling over 500,000 gallons of salt water. The facility will also feature a state-of-the-art full dome Planetarium, the Knight Learning Center, Innovation Center and Cafe, and an Exploration Center featuring permanent interactive exhibits: Feathers to the Stars and The River of Grass. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is funded with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Learn more at or call (305) 646-4200.

The existing Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is located at 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129. The Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is free for members and children under 3; students (with valid ID), seniors (62+) and children 3-12, $10.95; adults are $14.95. Parking is free.

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