Your Brain is the largest permanent exhibition at The Franklin Institute and located in the new 53,000 square foot Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion. The pavilionâ€”designed by Saylor Gregg Architects, complete with a â€œshimmer wallâ€ faÃ§ade by artist Ned Kahnâ€”expands the institutionâ€™s display space and educational facilities. Hear the inside story behind the exhibition space, where classic meets innovative design, with The Franklin Instituteâ€™s Director of Design Jeanne Maier.
Afterwards, Klip Collective connects science and design with a screening of the 1977 short film Powers of Ten by Ray and Charles Eames, narrated by Phil Morrison. Presented in The Franklin Instituteâ€™s Fels Planetarium, the film will be introduced by a short tribute to the Eames legacy and their influence in the world of design with a kaleidoscope of imagery and graphic celebration of patterns. Hosted by The Franklin Instituteâ€™s Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director Derrick Pitts.
There will be two screenings starting at 5pm and 6pm.