I play and understand
The new, permanent interactive exhibition of Herakleidon museum
21.03.2015 to 17.03.20192015-03-21 2019-03-17
The new, permanent Interactive Exhibition “I Play and Understand” opens to the public on Saturday, March 21st, 2015, at 11:00-19:00 at the main building of the Museum Herakleidon (1st and 2nd floors, Herakleidon 16, Thissio).
The exhibition at the main building of the Museum Herakleidon (1st and 2nd floors) evolved from its educational program “Art and Mathematics”, which was based initially on the permanent collections of the museum, with works by the artists M.C. Escher and Victor Vasarely.
The first floor of this interactive exhibition presents an introduction to the elemental mathematical concepts. Tables with interactive exhibits and works of art introduce the visitor to the meaning of symmetry in nature and art, to the world of numbers and shapes, as well as to the simplest algorithmic operations.
The second floor of the exhibition offers a historical journey through the most important stages of scientific and mathematical thought, as well as of the arts. Beginning with the pre-Socratic era and the transition from myth to reason, the journey continues with the Pythagoreans, the Eleatic philosophers, Plato and Aristotle, the Hellenistic period, the Renaissance, the conquests of science and 20th century art, arriving at the contemporary science of chaos, dynamic systems and fractals.
The originality, as well as the uniqueness of the exhibition, lies in the manner in which the visitor, in playing and interacting with the special exhibits, experiences the inter-relationship of science, art, mathematics, and philosophy, and thus realizes the twofold need of the human intellect for expression (art) and understanding (logic and mathematics).
Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00
Saturday 21 March from 11:00 to 19:00
General admission: 6 €
Admission 6 euro6EURhttp://www.elculture.gr/en/i-play-and-understand/http://www.elculture.gr/en/venues/Herakleidon-Museum/