Thursday, 25 February 2010 14:57

MOSI's Einstein on Food and Wine Fundraiser Shows Off New DaVinci Exhibit

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Event co-chairs Joseph C-W Hodges and Wlrike Rolintis - Photo by David ZiffFor one night, the Museum of Science and Industry’s (MOSI) rule of “food and drink prohibited” was broken. MOSI’s Einstein on Food and Wine fundraiser offered samplings of food and wine throughout the museum from local restaurants, including Tinatapa’s, Whole Foods, The Melting Pot, and The Raw Food Fairy. In addition to the food and wine tasting, a silent auction was held.

Not only was Einstein on Food and Wine a great way to support the museum, it was also a great way to see the museum, since all three floors of the museum contained food and wine, as well as a VIP area in MOSI’s newest exhibit, DaVinci: The Genius.

DaVinci: The Genius brings Leonardo DaVinci’s work to life. Full life-size and to-scale machines envisioned by DaVinci are constructed and on display, while replicas of DaVinci’s Renaissance paintings and Revealed Secrets of the Mona Lisa round ouMOSI's newest exhibit on DaVinci served as the VIP area - Photo by David Zifft the exhibit. DaVinci’s original work is too delicate to move, and are either on permanent display or not displayed at all. DaVinci: The Genius and The Secrets of the Mona Lisa will be on display until May 31st.

Einstein on Food and Wine serves as a fundraiser to raise money for MOSI's educational programs. “The money will do everything from providing summer camp scholarships for students to purchasing equipment for programs and demos, plus it allows us to offer free admission to families in need,” says MOSI Media Relations Specialist Cathy Crowder.

Since 1982, MOSI has been “dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry and technology.” The non-profit, community-based institution is the largest science center in the southeastern United States.

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