It crossed the ocean from Italy to Florida. It traveled around campus since last summer. It added pops of color across the University of Florida. Finally, in January, Pop Microscopy Art Show arrived at its final destination: the Gary R. Libby Gallery.
What is it? Pop Microscopy, images of molecules, cells, and tissues, brings art and science together to uncover the most beautiful secrets of nature. The University Galleries will host the Pop Microscopy Exhibit from January 7th until Friday, February 15th, 2019. This Friday, January 11th, there will be a free exhibition reception from 5-8 PM that is open to the public.
The ceremony marks the beginning of the Legacies of Leonardo: Celebrating 500 Years of Inquiry at the University of Florida. On the 500th anniversary of his death, the One Health team wants to honor the interdisciplinary mind of Leonardo da Vinci.
Where does Pop Microscopy come from? Alberto Diaspro, scientists from the Italian Institute of Technology, and collaborators from around the world designed the show in 2015. Then, Claudia Diaspro put together twenty scientific images that could translate to art, and added final touches to create the “microscopic” exhibition.