- This event is suitable for all ages.
- 90 minutes + Q&A
- June 23, 2013
- 1:00 PM
- Member: $20.00
Non-member: $25.00 + Museum Entry (also required)
Catch a Star: Innovative Displays of Architecture and Scientific Technology at Chicago’s 1933-34 Century of Progress International Exposition.
Join us as Lisa Schrenk, associate professor of Architectural History at the University of Arizona, discusses the development of the pavilion and exhibit designs for the Century of Progress International Exposition, including exhibit displays that came here to the Museum of Science and Industry after the fair. Tim Samuelson, cultural historian for the City of Chicago, will join her to provide expert commentary and insight.
Learn about the prominent use of modern architectural forms and materials, and how the innovative, eye-catching methods of display within the colorful pavilions were used to generate excitement about the potential for science and technology to improve the future. The Hall of Science, the House of Tomorrow, the Radio Flyer pavilion, the "breathable" dome of the Travel and Transport Building, the GM Chevrolet assembly line, the Transparent Man and other medical exhibits, including human body slices, are all discussed in this engaging and elaborately illustrated presentation. (90 minutes plus a Q&A session.)
As part of the Museum's 80th anniversary in June, MSI is proud to present two events on Sunday, June 23 that explore our roots in the 1893 and 1933 Chicago World's Fairs. See also: Exploring the White City.
Non-members: $25 + Museum Entry (also required)
The 80 at 80 exhibit and related events are sponsored by Pepsi.
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