Article and Photos by Joe Contreras, Latin Life Denver Media (see photo gallery below)
To Infinity and Beyond! is Buzz Lightyear’s famous catchphrase in the Toy Story films as so it was at the opening reception for INFINITO at Museo de las Americas Thursday September 13th.
For attendees it was an out of this world experience as they were treated to satellite images captured by Lockheed Martin Space System Company and presented alongside the Codex Borgia, an ancient Aztec manuscript containing their interpretation of the cosmos. Latin Life Denver is a proud media sponsor for the exhibit.
More than 300 people ventured out into the cosmos gazing at incredible images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Contributors such as Miguel Angel Sanchez Moreiro (whose reproductions of the original Codex Borgia are also on display). Everyone enjoyed delicious Venezuelan pastries along with other appetizers and beverages as the stared off into space and mingled with one another.
NASA, Lockheed Martin Space System Company, and Denver Museum of Nature and Science, have come together to share a unique interpretation of the universe’s narrative through technology and the human eye. Featured speakers included scientists Dr. Peter Burns and Carlos Gonzalez of Lockheed Martin. (see video below)
A statement by Chief Curator Maruca Salazar states: “The powerful images taken by various satellites over the past 30 years are a testament to the connection that exists between humans, technology and the Infinite. This magical triangle provides us with the opportunity to color the universe and establish an individual connection with the Gods, the eternal inhabitants of the universe.”
The Codex Borgia defines one’s spiritual journey and is the grounding connection between earth and the infinite for the Aztecs. As science and faith collide with the magic of the unknown, there is a spark in the moment of discovery. The infinite is a place where the mystery of our existence resides. El Infinito will include 18 out of the 76 pages of the Codex Borgia that represent the 20 day-long Aztec festival cycles.
El Infinito is included in the cost of a general admission ticket: $8 adults, $5 students/seniors 65+, children 12 and under are free. For complete information, visit www.museo.org.
Date: September 13, 2018 – February 23, 2019
Location: Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado 80204
September 13, 2018 – Opening Reception, El Infinito, 6 – 9pm
September 14, 2018 – Conversación Contacto, panel with Lockheed Martin Space System Company, 6 – 8pm
November 8, 2018 – Gates Planetarium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science: A Gateway to the Infinite
Archaeoastronomy of the Aztec Empire, 7pm
January 22, 2019 – Phipps Theater, Denver Museum of Nature and Science: Visualizing Space: Science and the
Artistic Process, 7pm
Museo de las Americas: Codex Borgia: Unlocking the Universe, 6:30 – 8pm
About Museo de las Americas
Museo de las Americas is dedicated to educating our community through collecting, preserving, and exhibiting the arts and cultures of the Americas from ancient and contemporary, through innovative exhibitions and programs.
Location: 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado 80204
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday, Noon – 5pm
Photos by J0e Contreras Latin Life Denver Media…..For Event Photography Services Call:720-855-8410 or E-mail at: Joe@LatinLifeDenver.com