Leonardo da Vinci, the Codex Leicester, and the Creative Mind
@ Minneapolis Institute of Arts
June 21 – August 30, 2015
From June 21 – August 30, the IFF’s Crochet Coral Reef will be on show alongside Leonardo da Vinci’s celebrated Codex Leicester, the book containing his famous drawings of water. The exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci, the Codex Leicester, and the Creative Mind, at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, is a rare chance to see da Vinci’s original drawings and related water-themed theories, including his ideas about the cause of tides and origin of the moon. The wider exhibit surrounding the Leonardos offers an examination of the interface between art, science, mathematics and nature. As curator Alex Bortolot writes: “The exhibition is organized to explore ways in which ‘thinking on paper’, curiosity, and observation lead to innovation.” In addition to the IFF’s Crochet Coral Forest and a selection of newly curated miniature Coral Pod Worlds, the show includes a special section devoted to the mathematics behind the Crochet Reef project. Picking up on the watery theme, the exhibition also features Bill Viola’s celebrated video installation The Raft. [See MIA Press Release.]
More information coming soon.