British Call Box
At first glance, the British Call Box, affectionately referred to as the TARDIS II, looks like a wibbly-wobbly, artsy-wartsy ball of stuff, but actually, from a non-linear, non-objective viewpoint, it’s more like a celebration of the architecture of thought (props to anyone who understood that reference).
Look closely and you’ll see that a large portion of the artistic spectrum is represented in our Cabinet of Curiosity. With generous support from the Utah Arts Council, 20 outstanding local artists (photographers, dancers, musicians, painters, architects, printmakers, and filmmakers) created pieces to represent their fields in 7 x 15 inch window panels of the Call Box.
Housing an art museum, a cinema, a gallery, and an opera house (under renovation), The Call Box, places what is “in”side the mind on the outside—and uses a wide variety of mediums to do so. Feel free to stand back and admire the eclectic outer walls, or place your whole head inside to listen to the speakers while the movie is playing, transforming the Red Queen into an experience rather than a static installation.
Of course, static is relative. The artists change frequently, so the TARDIS II you experienced a month ago won’t be the same as it is now. It is ever-evolving, like time.
The Leonardo is, and always will be, about questioning boundaries and definitions—the first step in original thinking. The Call Box is, in many ways, a declaration of The Leonardo’s mission to the world: when art and technology combine, they create something greater than when standing alone.
Come experience the museum in a museum (museum-ception, anyone?), and learn for yourself what it means when we say “Art is in everything.”
Staff Tip: The TARDIS is a time machine and spacecraft in the British science fiction television program Doctor Who.