Microscopy: an art? Yes, if it is pop. Pop Microscopy. Bridging Art and Science towards the Future: A Travelling Show at the University of Florida, June 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018
As our habits of specialization isolate the arts from the sciences and the sciences from one other, today, 500 years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci still inspires us to encompass and extent the knowledge of our time.
Through Art, at the One Health Center of Excellence, University of Florida, we aim to engage with the different departments and research centers of University of Florida. Through Art, we believe we could break down academic silos and built a more diverse scientific community.
Our team, in collaboration with the Center for Arts in Medicine and the University Galleries, has been organizing a “microscopic” exhibition on Pop Microscopy. Bridging Art and Science towards the Future.
Pop Microscopy was first exhibited in March 2018 at the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine. Now it has become an art traveling show. Through these beautiful images of cells, molecules, organs and tissues, we bring art and science together to uncover the most beautiful secrets of nature. We are inviting students, faculty and the vibrant community of the city of Gainesville to explore this exhibit around campus.
Moreover, Pop Microscopy is part of the Legacies of Leonardo: Celebrating 500 Years of Inquiry, an interdisciplinary initiative by the University of Florida for the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death.
Where does Pop Miscroscopy come from?
The art show was designed in 2015 by Alberto Diaspro, together with his team of scientists at the Italian Institute of Technology (iit), and some collaborators from all around the world. Thanks to Claudia Diaspro, the curator of the exhibit, these creative scientists put together twenty scientific images that border on art.